Love Mae have just released their new lunchboxes, and what can I say? They're lovely!
Like all Love Mae products, the quality is great. They're durable, but easily manipulated by little fingers. And of course, the designs are just gorgeous.
There are also wipe clean, insulated lunchbags and ice bricks to fit the lunchboxes.
Why do we love the Love Mae lunchboxes?
They're so practical! Let's have a look at them:
- one large leakproof divided compartment, big enough to fit a sandwich and snacks
- two small leakproof containers, perfect for yoghurt and dips
- dishwasher friendly
- fully recyclable once the lunchbox has reached the end of it's useful life
- non toxic #5 polypropylene - no BPA, lead, phthalates or heavy metals
- FDA approved
They're ideal for waste free lunches, and the smaller containers mean that you don't have to find other packaging.
Why plastic for the lunch boxes?
We asked why the new Love Mae lunchboxes are plastic, instead of the bamboo that they use for their dinner sets.
"We didn’t choose bamboo for our lunch boxes as it was almost impossible to get a leak proof seal. When we thought about how the lunch boxes would be handled by their little owners, plastic came out on top when we were considering durability. Plastic will stand the test of time on the concrete each day, as they are thrown aside for play time at the end of each meal. We know that buying a quality product that will last is important to you."
When I think about how battered my children's lunchboxes get, that seems pretty sensible to me. Of course, the new lunchboxes are all BPA, PVC, phthalate and lead free. They're made from #5 polypropylene
, which is a safe, clean and non leaching plastic, so it's a good choice.
Love Mae have also considered the impact of the manufacturing process. Stainless steel and aluminium come from raw materials that have to be mined, which has a huge environmental impact.
Polypropylene can be fully recycled, so until Australia approves recycled plastic for food grade use, Love Mae believes that this is the best and most durable choice of materials for lunchboxes.
Shop the range here
There are four lovely lunchbox designs, as well as two insulated lunchbags that come with icepacks. The lunchboxes fit perfectly into the bags with the ice pack on top, and the colours can be mixed and matched.
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