Polypropylene Great for Lunch: Cutest Lunchboxes

The polypropylene (#5) used in all CuBE Plastics' reusable take-out food containers is recyclable, reusable, toxin-free and manufactured adhering to strict North American standards. Another great thing about using polypropylene for upscale food storage is its consistency - it's stackable and doesn't warp and can withstand drastic temperature changes making it reliable and convenient!

While CuBE encourages consumers to reuse their take-out food containers, here's some cute little plastic lunch boxes we found online!

1. Goodbyn Lunch Box

Compartmentalized to make food storage easier and more appealing to children, Goodbyn lunchboxes are so convenient! Made of polypropylene, they're durable, food safe and air-tight!

  2. ThermaPOD

Looks like a laptop, the lid is attached and it will never warp - those are just some of the traits that make this lunchbox so popular! It's also leak-proof and microwave safe, great traits of a food container!


3. Lock and Lock Bento Lunch Box

This polypropylene, high quality Bento lunch box set features silicone air tight clasps to keep food fresh. It's also microwave safe, dishwasher safe, and freezer safe.

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5 Re-uses for Take Out Containers

Because they're so durable and versatile - there are a million ways to reuse plastic containers - and we hope to list most! Here are some ideas to start off:

5 Re-uses for Take Out Containers via apartment therapy

  • Of course the most likely way to reuse a takeout container is for food. They're great for packing lunches or taking snacks along for the day. However, the containers can become fragile when frozen so they're not ideal for freezing foods.
  • Takeout containers make excellent paint trays. They're especially handy if you need to save your paint overnight -- just snap on the lid and the paint will stay fresh until the next time you need it.
  • It seems like there are a million tiny items floating around my desk and in my junk drawer. Takeout containers can help organize small things -- staples and paper clips and stacks of sticky notes.
  • Speaking of staying organized, these plastic containers are handy for storing kids items like crayons, markers, and stickers. Hand your child a stack of takeout containers and help them organize the small stuff.
  • I have difficulty keeping all of the chargers for my various electronic devices organized. That is, I did until I started putting them in these plastic containers and labeling them. Now when I'm looking for even the most rarely used charger, I know exactly where I'll find it.
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Plastic Money: Canada to start using polymer for banknotes

The Harper government announced in its 2010 budget that starting in late 2011, Ottawa will replace Canada’s paper-cotton bank notes – prone to wear and tear – with synthetic ones that last two to three times longer.

The changes are intended save on the cost of printing bills – and create a currency that’s much harder to counterfeit.

Ottawa will rely on a sole supplier – an Australian company – for the polymer bank-note material. In theory, at least, the scarcity of this means fraudsters will be hard-pressed to fake their own notes.

The plastic-feeling bills will also allow the Bank of Canada to design funkier notes – with clear windows in them, for instance – as well as extra, embedded security measures.

Canadians will no longer have to worry that their tens and twenties might dissolve if they mistakenly go through the wash. And the bills themselves are far more indestructible, unless, of course, they are melted by a flame.

Ottawa also announced it will proceed to make cheaper Canadian coins as well, replacing the predominately-nickel based $2- and $1-coins with steel instead. (The mint has already done this for nickels, dimes and quarters.)


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