I simply cannot stop browsing the selection at the aptly named Package Free Shop. Click around and you’ll find so many of the eco-friendly lunch-packing items we’ve shared here, from reusable bags to surprising sundries. And it’s all delivered in no-waste, totally plastic-free packaging.
Started by eco-blogger Laura Singer (Trash is for Tossers), the shop claims to have kept over 4 million plastic straws, 3 million plastic bags, and over 1.5 million disposable bottles and cups out of landfills. Wow.
So what do they offer?
The leftover storage and cooking essentials categories are where you might want to start if you’re thinking about greening up your lunch packing (beeswax food wrap anyone?) or dinner leftovers. There’s a whole lot to choose from, and the selection alone will probably even inspire some new habits.
Like, reminding you to take reusable bags to the grocery store, especially if you live in a state that isn’t yet requiring it. Eventually, it will become a habit, and one you can feel really good about.
I’m especially digging items I haven’t quite seen everywhere else like Unpaper Towels; and the snazzy stainless steel ice pack. it will be a little heavier than plastic or silicone, but I bet it works far better at keeping lunch items cold.
And with hot coffee season upon bus (sorry, cold brew fans) I’m intrigued by the reusable Koffiestraw coffee straw. It’s aimed at helping you sip without staining teeth or, presumably, spilling out of those plastic sip lids on your commute. Or is that just me?
They have a great selection of the reusable stainless straws that my daughter carries around with her (I shared that story here) — they even offer a wider one sized for bubble tea! Not even joking, she has been looking for one.
Of course you can easily find a lot of these items in other shops you frequent. But considering how much waste there is when you receive other packages, I’m happy to support a small buiness like Package Free Shop.
Really want to reduce waste? Instead of having your items shipped, visit their Williamsburg store and pick it up in person. While there, you can even dispose your own hard-to-toss household items via their Terracycle bins.