Thursday, October 6, 2011
New Wave Enviro Products- Review & Giveaway
It's that lovely time of year again! The leaves are turning colors, there is a crispness to the air, and the kiddos are back to school, which means only one thing for you- lunch preparations. I don't know about you, but I always hated taking that ugly brown paper bag to school when I was younger. I never had the "cool" lunchbox like the other kids, not to mention even the 10 year old in me felt horrible about throwing away my bag....EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Well, now that we are adults, and some of us parents ourselves, we have this choice! The choice to make "the switch" from the same old, wasteful, brown paper bag, or to give our kids a "cool" lunchbox, and do the environment ( and our wallets too!) a big green favor.
According to NewDream.org, over 380 billion plastic bags, sacks and wraps are consumed in the U.S. each year. These items can take up to 1,000 years to biodegrade and ultimately take a toll on the earth. This is where Lunchopolis comes in to solve this growing problem!
New Wave Enviro Products is an online distributor of ECO- nomical products such as reusable lunch totes, water bottles, water filters, and more!
So, how can you have a "litter-free" lunch? Here's how! The Lunchopolis is a beautifully designed lunchbox that comes with everything you might need for your lunch needs-a reusable water bottle, individual containers perfect for fruits, vegetables, chips, and more! No more plastic baggies, tin-foil, juice boxes, or brown bags! The Lunchopolis has it all and is all completely reusable and eco friendly.
So how did the Lunchopolis stand up to our expectations??? Well...it was amazing! Not only are the components microwave and dishwasher safe, but the lunchbox itself is the PERFECT size, and is insulated to keep your food and drinks fresh. The lunchbox fits all 4 containers and the water bottle it comes with perfectly. It comes with 2 small BPA-free containers and 2 bigger sized containers perfect for a variety of foods. There is even extra room and netting inside to pack untensils, napkins, or whatever tickles your fancy. I have been sending my hubby to work with a PINK Race for the Cure Breast Cancer lunchbag (that I got for FREE at the race last year, given to us by Kroger) and when he saw the Lunchopolis, he was more excited than a kid at Christmas! Needless to say, I didn't see it in my kitchen the next morning, and I don't think he has plans to give it back!
We were also sent a Double Wall Stainless Steel Bottle to review! Now that it is getting cooler out, you won't see me without a hot chocolate at least once a day. And this bottle REALLY kept it HOT! The bottle is very sturdy, a beautiful color, and holds a large amount of liquid! You can put anything from water, to coffee, to even SOUPS in it! The twist cap is very easy to use and vacuum seals the bottle to keep colds cold, and hots "piping" hot! These are #304 Food Grade Stainless Steel and are made with superb quality. I highly recommend this bottle year round! Save some money in the summers by switching from plastic to stainless steel, and in the winters by making your hot chocolate at home instead of heading to Starbucks in the morning. :)
Buy It: Head on over to the New Wave Enviro Products webpage to find out purchasing information. Various websites carry their items, including Amazon.com. Lunchopolos retails for around $30 and the the Stainless Steel bottle retails about $18.
Win It! Enviro Products has offered one lucky n.c. baby blog reader BOTH the Lunchopolis and a Stainless Steel bottle ( retails over $50)!
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GOOD LUCK!!! Giveaway will close 10/26 at 11:59 pm EST. Giveaway is open to US and Canada readers! Winner will be picked the following day by Random.org and will be emailed and announced on the blog. Winner has 48 hours to confirm their prize, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Thank you to Enviro Products for the review products and the giveaway prize!
New Wave Enviro Products provided samples for my review and the giveaway prize for my readers. No other compensation was recieved. All opinions are 100 percent my own.