2010 Resolutions: Bagging Lunch To Work

11 Jan

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Simonetta Freelance, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy (see proformagreen.com). John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.

Bringing your lunch to work can save on fuel (no need to leave the building), trash (no pre-packaged containers to throw out) and can lead to a healthier you as you have more control over ingredients and portions.

As a resolution for 2010 Ecopreneurists might want think about supporting their clients and fellow employees in a move to bring their lunch to work, and of course there are a number of brandable, reusable lunch bags on the market to help kick-start any bring your lunch to work program. Here are three favorites.

The E3617N Natural Cotton Lunch Bag from Debco provides a large 4.5″ W x 5″ H (front) and 4.5″ W x 6.5″ H (back) imprint area to advertise your brand or organization. This eco-friendly cotton bag is made from 100% Natural cotton processed AZO-Free, with no hazardous chemicals. There are a few 100% organic cotton bags on the market, but at a price of EQP $2.12, I think the natural cotton solution is the way to go.

For those organizations looking for a bag that is made from recycled materials, might we suggest the Owl 100% Recycled Lunch Tote.

Part of the Owl line of recycled totes from Leeds, the Owl 100% Recycled Lunch Tote is made from 100% post-consumer recycled material, with a product label sewn into the bag that affirms this claim.

The easily collapsible basic design features a roomy main compartment and an integrated carry handle.The imprint area is a nice 5″ W x 4.5 H” with an EQP price of $7.98. As a bonus, like other Owl products, the 100% Recycled Lunch Tote is made by a certified Women’s Business Enterprise.

For the widest range of color choice look to the LB120 Nonwoven Lunch Bag by Jetline Promo. The bags are made from 80 GSM nonwoven material, the same material JetLine uses in their popular line of shopping totes. They are recyclable wherever #5 plastics are collected.

The Nonwoven Lunch Bag sports a 14″ nylon carrying strap, Velcro closure on flap, and a handy 5″ Deep Front Slash Pocket.

At an EQP of $1.69, they are likely the best option for cost focused buyers. Also a minimum run on these bags starts at 250 units as compared to a minimum run of 100 units for the Debco natural cotton lunch bag and 48 units for the Owl 100% Recycled Lunch Tote.

The Nonwoven Lunch Bags are available in Black, Hunter Green, Khaki, Red, White, Navy. The imprint size is a little smaller than the others at 3.75″W x 4″H.

To learn more about any of these products please visit the manufacturers’ websites. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

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