by Laura Neilson
As concerns over the long-term effects of plastic chemicals grow, LunchBots' stylish steel food containers are both a non-toxic and environmentally-sound consideration for anyone brown-bagging their lunch these days.
The California-based company launched its 100% stainless steel containers as an alternative to lunchboxes, tupperware and secondhand plastic take-out canisters, many of which contain bisphenol-a (BPA), a chemical which has been linked to several cancers as well as other serious disorders.
Composed entirely of food-grade Type 304 stainless steel (an alloy of iron ore, chromium, silicon, nickel, carbon, nitrogen, and manganese), the portable containers are stain and rust-resistant, not to mention durable. They're currently available in four different sizes and compartment options ($13-17), with brightly-hued stainless steel toppers.
The containers are available for purchase from the LunchBots website.