Sustainable lunch boxes

Sustainable Solutions For Lunches

| Sustainability

In a world increasingly more aware of environmental issues, adopting sustainable practices in your everyday life is crucial. Mealtime products are no exception to this. From the cutlery we use, to the packaging we use for our food, every choice we make can have a significant impact on the planet. For Citron, sustainability isn’t just a buzzword we like to throw around, we know it’s a responsibility we share to help preserve the planet for future generations to come. By opting for eco-friendly mealtime products, we reduce our carbon footprint and minimise waste every single day. In this guide, we'll explore a wide array of sustainable solutions for your lunch time needs, from reusable cutlery and biodegradable plates to eco-conscious food storage options. Let's embark together on the path toward a greener, more sustainable future—one meal at a time.

1. Food jars

Lunch ideas

Up first we have our trusty insulated food jars that come in two different sizes and a range of colours for you to choose from. Citron's insulated food jars are extra special as they keep your food warm for up to 6 hours, or cold for 7, giving you more lunch-time options whilst you're on the go. If you have lots of leftovers from the night before, instead of wrapping it all up in clingfilm, pop it into your reusable food jar and take it into work the next day for your lunch. If you want to eat it warm, simply heat your food up in a heatproof bowl, add boiling water to the food jar for 5 minutes with the lid on top to heat and then pour the water out and pop your food back in. Taking homemade food into work or is also more sustainable than buying food out, as meals from the shops are often heavily packaged in lots of plastic materials that either cannot be recycled, or don’t get put into the right bin to be recycled. 


2. Lunch boxes

Lunch boxes for kids

At Citron, we have a range of different lunch boxes, all of which are made from durable BPA free materials, meaning they can be used again and again. Citron lunch boxes are extra special in particular because of their design. In each of our lunch boxes, you will notice that there are multiple different compartments so you can keep your food separated without wrapping everything in cling film or adding multiple different Tupperware boxes into the lunch bag that often go missing. Around 1.2 billion metres of cling film is thrown away each year, although it can be recycled, many of us will still throw it away and it will end up in landfill sites. Does a Citron lunch-box sound extra tempting right now? 


3. Cutlery sets

Reusable cutlery set

You might not know, but single-use plastic cutlery sets were banned in England last October, but shops have simply replaced them with wooden cutlery sets that just get thrown away as soon as they are used. Also is it only us who hates the feeling of wooden cutlery sets in our mouths, or do you agree? If you’re like us, we have a solution, a portable cutlery set that you can take anywhere. Citron has lots of different sets to choose from, from a stainless steel 3-piece cutlery set that comes in a silicone case, an eco-set made from 100% plant-based materials as well as sets suitable for toddlers. Not only are reusable sets better for the environment, they are also durable and convenient, promoting sustainable practices in everyday life whilst eliminating the need for disposable alternatives. 


4. Biodegradable tableware

kids friendly plates

With the picnic season coming up, it’s always nice to have proper plates and bowls in your picnic bag that you don’t have to dispose of afterwards. Citron has a range of eco-friendly plates, bowls and cups that are made from 100% plant-based materials, which means you could add them to your compost and they would biodegrade in your back garden! The material they are made from means they are very light-weight and also shatter-proof, which is great for younger children. So whether you want to add some new children-friendly plates and bowls to your cupboard which won’t break if they are thrown on the floor, or sets to add into your picnic bag, why not try Citron’s eco sets now? P.s. we currently have up to 20% off our packs of 4 right now!


5. Water bottles

eco-friendly bottle

Did you know that around 80% of the world's plastic bottles end up in landfill sites, and switching to a reusable water bottle can save the average British resident 94.4kg co2 a year? Well it’s true! Citron water bottles stand out from the rest as they are available in 4 different sizes, and over 10 different colours and patterns. This variety ensures that every family member can find the perfect bottle that suits them, and it means you won’t mix each other’s bottles up. Citron bottles are made from durable stainless steel, meaning they can be used again and again and again. You can take them wherever your next adventures leads you whether that’s to the gym, the beach, the office or just to the sofa.  Embrace the convenience and eco-friendliness of Citron water bottles for a hydrated, environmentally conscious lifestyle.

Now that might have just gone all over your head, but rest assured, the Citron team had you and the planet in mind when creating all of our products. Citron products have been crafted with sustainability in mind, they are 100% reusable and built to last, promoting eco-friendliness. With a few simple adjustments, you can shrink your carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet. 


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