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You want to hear something scary? I don’t either. But I’m going to share it with you anyway.

Last year, I wrote an article called Back to School Eco-Style for the Epoch Times. Relax. That’s not the scary part. In the article, I cited some frightening statistics. OK, here comes the scary part.

“The average size family goes through over 500 plastic baggies a year, just for lunches, and the average school-age child generates 67 pounds of lunch trash per school year. In addition to the waste, many of the disposable products are made of plastic and other synthetic materials that can leach chemicals like BPA, PVC, Phthalates and lead into food.” (From Mighty Nest)

I don’t know about you, but this image makes me shudder. I picture mounds and mounds of non-biodegradable trash polluting our world. Even if we don’t live with it, it outgasses into the air we breathe from miles away. It enters our bodies of water. It’s the monster in the scary dreams that just won’t go away.

Let’s not forget the synthetic materials leaching toxins into people’s food. That makes this mama lion go “ROAR!” And when I do that…it isn’t pretty!

Beyond turrets-like verbal outbreaks, these statistics makes me want to do something to reduce the amount of waste on our planet.

That’s why I am super excited about offering this giveaway sponsored and initiated by the generous Mighty Nest.

The company pledges to keep your family safe, save you time, and ease your mind by:

  • Making sure all products are Toxin Free, as in NO BPA, PVC, phthalates, lead and other heavy metals, melamine, chemical flame retardants, parabens, and other harsh chemicals.
  • Finding the safest materials, such as medical grade silicone, glass, food grade stainless steel, organic cotton, natural rubber, water-based paints, and low-impact dyes.
  • Putting together research, resources, and high quality products on one site.
  • Keeping us informed of latest eco-conscious ideas for living clean.

Here are the giveaway items that will help you lighten the toxic load and make our world a cleaner place. You can click on the link for each item to find out more details about each one.

MIGHTY NEST COLLAGE2LifeFactory Glass Water Bottles, valued at $14.95, are impressively strong and totally cute! In our house, glass doesn’t last long. But this bottle remained in tact even when knocked around…a lot. Using glass vs. disposable plastic reduces over 32 million tons of plastic waste.

Wean Green Glasslock Lunch Bowl, valued at $9.95, is useful for storing anything. I use it to send fruit in my kids’ lunches, so it doesn’t get “smushy.” There’s no leaching toxins in the food at all.

LunchBots Duo Stainless Steel Food Container, valued at $17.95, separates compartments so nothing gets mixed together. Hopefully good for even the pickiest eaters. This container eliminates the need for plastic bags.

PackIt Insulated Lunch Box, valued at $19.95, my kids grabbed this before I did! Doesn’t that say everything? The insulated bag keeps a hefty lunch cool, but stores small.

These useful items would retail for about $60! Ooohs and Ahhhs, Everyone.
So here’s how it works. Click the link to the Rafflecopter giveaway //d12vno17mo87cx.cloudfront.net/embed/rafl/cptr.js“>here.

Sign in with your Facebook account or your email and follow the directions from there.

This giveaway will be open to you until for TWO WEEKS starting August 28 until Wednesday, September 12. TONIGHT!! Then we will announce the random winner.
Forgive me, all my favorite international friends! This giveaway is limited to the continental U.S. only.
I can’t wait to see who will win this AWESOME haul! I wish it would be ALL of you.
Meanwhile, I highly recommend shopping for a range of products on the Mighty Nest website and educating yourself with the information there. You can also find them on Twitter @MightyNest, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Full disclosure: Mighty Nest generously sponsored this giveaway and sent me the items in the photo above for review. How amazing is that?! That’s MIGHTY KIND if you ask me.
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