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WHY GREEN?

Every day on average a person throws three to four baggies away. For a family, that is thousands of bags that get thrown away each year. The bags end up sitting in the landfills for a thousand years.
We offer products that help eliminate the use of plastic and paper, saving the landfills. Say no to waste, yes to reusable stylish and fun.

Yes, it’s another post on reusable bags. Introducing Green Time Bags! If you don’t already use reusable lunch bags, I urge you to give it a try. And for those of you who already enjoy the benefits of green lunch packing, enjoy shopping for some new patterns and styles.

The silverware holder is something I haven’t come across before. I love the idea. (Safer way to pack a knife if you’re like me and need one for that apple!) I’ll be using my yellow silverware holder for my reusable stainless straws.

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Yellow and Blue Flowers On Black Sandwich Bag

GreenTime Bags have a 100% cotton exterior and are lined with nylon and peva fabric. Lots of patterns available and all are designed to replace 1000’s of plastic baggies 🙂

I received a sandwich bag and a silverware bag from GreenTime Bags to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Last September I did a review for Wrap-N-Mat. A year later, my Wrap-N-Mat wraps still look and work just as good as day one. The amount of plastic bags I could have tossed into the landfill surely would have been staggering if I hadn’t been using a reusable bag.

Wrap-N-Mat is a family owned business that offers a reusable food wrap and place-mat in one. The original wrap, 13″ x 13″, holds food with a Velcro closure and opens completely in an octagon shape. Opening completely, it serves as a place-mat and makes it super easy to keep clean with no crumbs in corners.

The large pouch is 6 3/4″ x 7″ and is designed to hold your contents in a pouch style envelope.  The large pouch can hold an entire quart of strawberries. 

This “Going Green” print is made from organic cotton that’s lined with LPDE food safe plastic. I love that there are so many fabric patterns and colors to choose from. Each member of the family can have their own design; it’s perfect for those who need a safe way to identify a particular snack due to food intolerance or allergies.

Wrap-N-Mat wraps help stop the unnecessary waste in my day-to-day routine as I take strides to greatly reduce my use of the plastic baggie.

I received the Going Green original wrap and the Going Green large pouch from Wrap-N-Mat to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Last month I posted a review for the bobble water bottle and one of the things I mentioned was that I couldn’t add ice cubes because of the bobble’s small mouth. Situation solved. Bobble now offers bobble ice, an ice tray that makes ice in a small bobble shape.

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bobble water is always healthy and free – now make it cold and refreshing too. each bobble ice tray makes 14 bobble-shaped frozen ice inserts, perfectly sized to fit into any bobble – 13oz./385ml, 18.5oz./500ml, 24oz./700ml and 34 oz./1L.

bobble ice will bring a shiver to your filtered water even on the hottest days. removing ice is easy – just push up under the flexible, soft forms and the ice pops out. the colorful, food grade, BPA-free plastic tray is dishwasher safe and features a built-in reservoir to help prevent spills. stackable for freezing, too! buy a couple and you’ll always be ready to chill.

Here’s what I think:

It’s great. My bobble ice is the pretty magenta and blue color. In addition to using the ice in my bobble water bottle, I use the bobble shaped pieces in everyday cups. They are easy to release with a push from underneath. Surprisingly, I once removed my bobble ice in an incredible flip that took the ice straight from the tray to the cup. It is possible!  (Children should get parents permission first before trying this) The ice is small so it does start melting faster than traditional sized ice cubes. I recommend filling the tray slowly with water as the little shapes fill up fast.

I received bobble ice to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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This is a positive review for bobble, a reusable water bottle with a built in carbon filter, for helping reduce the mass consumption of single serve water bottles.  I found that it saves money, reduces waste, and is a user friendly way to drink refreshing tasting water.

My medium size (8.5 oz.) bobble with a green filter.

Here are some of the things I’d like to mention after using my bobble for a few months. The good being that it contains its own filter which is attached to the sport cap. It is recyclable and made from recycled plastic. It is made in the USA and is free of BPA, phthalates, and PVC. The bobble comes with its first filter and replacements are available. One bobble filter equal about 300 water bottles. The filters come in a variety of single colors and multi-colors !

I have nothing bad to say about it but there are some things that I could mention after using it. First, the sports cap makes a bit of a noise when drinking. It comes with a clear cap protector that I’d consider an easy to loose item. The mouth of the bottle is small so you can’t add ice cubes. And, water is the only thing you can use in the bobble due to the carbon filter. (no ice tea, no juice, etc.)

The bobble design is good for situations that require the need to filter water. If good clean drinking water is usually available to you, then the bobble’s filter design wouldn’t be necessary and a regular reusable water bottle would be fine.

The medium bobble is 9.99 and all filter sizes are 6.99. Free shipping is available on every order over $20.

My recommendations for future bobble designs would be to make the cap a twist open style and the bottle to be stainless steel to be more durable.

I received the bobble to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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As you already know, I’m 100% convinced of the need to use reusable water bottles. I’d love to get you feeling the same way.

Have you seen a MiiR bottle? My MiiR is the classic 600ml/20 oz. in blue. It comes with a black wedge lid. Custom MiiR bottles are also available where you can choose your bottle color and choose your lid color and style (wedge or wingnut).


I love this:

MiiR makes it easy to be eco-savvy. And it turns out that what’s good for the planet is often good for your health. Mother Earth is trying to tell us something. And MiiR is all ears. Lids are made of BPA-free polypropylene #5 plastic. And every bottle is 100% recyclable. You see? Choosing MiiR is a win-win of ecological proportions.

And this:

One dollar of each MiiR bottle you purchase provides one person with clean water for one year. The full $1 donation, all 100 pennies, will go directly to those in need. Clean water transforms lives, communities and generations — and at a surprisingly low cost. Just $20 can provide clean water for one person for 20 years.

MiiR offers everyday free shipping on orders over $40. Pretty terrific. Visit their site and pick your MiiR bottle!

FYI: The name, MiiR, I was told ” was inspired by John Muir, the Scottish-born American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. Also, the Russian word Mir means Peace or World. Both of these influences combined with our own unique branding and design is how MiiR came to be.”

I received a MiiR bottle to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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I’ve reviewed for Snack Taxi in the past & I’m happy to be posting about this wonderful company again.

The Sandwich Sack and the Snack Sack are both envelope style sacks aimed at replacing the plastic bag. The exterior is 100% cotton – organic cotton selections available -and the interior is lined with polyurethane coated nylon.  It is easily wiped clean with a cloth, hand wash when needed, or it can be machine washed.  Just invert it to get the smallest of crumbs out of the corners. In addition to sandwiches and snacks, I use one of my Sandwich Sacks for my ice pack to keep any water condensation away from my lunch. A small ice pack can also fit in the Snack Sack.

Made in Massachusetts

Plenty of fabric choices available

I use Snack Taxi products almost daily and I highly recommend them for use in every family as an alternative to the plastic bag. Just one step toward keeping the Earth a cleaner place.

I received the Snack Sack from Snack Taxi to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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I have been fortunate to review products from two companies. Both are environmentally aware of the unnecessary waste in our day-to-day routine and both companies have taken strides toward the reduction of the plastic baggie.

I have chosen to review both companies in one post since I have been using both of their designs for reusable bags simultaneously. Both companies offer a fantastic product; I recommend them both.

Wrap-N-Mat, a family owned business since 1997, offers a reusable food wrap and placemat in one. The original wrap is 13″ x 13″. It holds flat foods like sandwiches or crackers or cookies. When open, it lays completely flat in an octagon shape. The wrap is folded around the sandwich and then fastened with a Velcro like closure. Since it opens completely flat, it serves as a placemat. This also makes it super easy to clean. There just won’t be any crumbs in the corner! I wipe clean with a damp cloth or hand wash when needed.

The mini pouch is 5″ x 6″ and holds more bulky foods like chips and fruit. It is used the same as the original wrap. I used the mini pouch to keep my lettuce and tomato separate from my sandwich to avoid a soggy lunch. The fabric for both is lined with LPDE food safe plastic that keeps food fresh by keeping the air out. They offer many prints making them attractive for all ages. I wouldn’t have chosen this particular fabric but my son rather enjoyed it since it’s not our typical style. I have been using both of these daily and they have proven to be very convenient. I love having zero waste lunches!

Snack Taxi, another family company, makes its reusable bags from their home-based workshop in Massachusetts. Local sewers create a stylish bag for snacks and sandwiches. They offer plenty of fabric choices for your bag or for a bag that you give as a gift.

The Snack Taxi mission: “to create fun and friendly items that make it easy for everyone to move their food in sustainable style”.

The sandwich sack is 7.5″ x 6″. It is an envelope style sack in that the sandwich goes into the bag and the flap then folds over it with a Velcro closure. Easy to slide a sandwich into. It wipes out easy; I do invert it to get the smallest of crumbs out of the corners. I wipe it clean with a cloth and hand wash when needed but it can also be machine washed. The exterior is 100%cotton and the interior is lined with polyurethane coated nylon. The sandwich sack is a daily must at our house. It is a wise choice for food transportation; a wise choice for the planet.


I received the original wrap and the mini snack pouch from Wrap-N-Mat in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received. I received the sandwich sack from Snack Taxi in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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