Zero Waste founder, Bea Johnson, seems amused by these things, favoring creativity over these burdensome kits. However, I have found that convenience often trumps creativity – especially with two young boys in tow.
So, I have created a versatile kit that I can keep in my purse. It starts with a Chico Bag I got with my Klean Kanteen but never seem to use. Then, I added one of our metal straws, a pair of chopsticks (which I prefer over a fork), a cloth napkin, and a Thermos soup/mug with a folding spoon. These are all things we already had so the creation of this kit was also waste free (or rather, waste-past as they originally did come with packaging). I think the Thermos could be used for coffee or other beverages or left-overs from a meal that might otherwise be carted home in styrofoam.
So, here are a few pics of my creative masterpiece:
Does a to-go kit seem necessary for your lifestyle? What are your must haves? Let us know in the comments below.
Until next time, keep that talk walking!