There's many hard-wearing eco-friendly products now for sale and in most cases young children have little trouble opening them. Below are links to some of our favourites.
Janolia Stainless Steel Food Storage Containers, Eco Friendly Reusable Stackable Kids Lunch Snacks Boxes with Leak Proof Silicone Lids and Storage Bag for School Office Snacks, Picnic, Set of 3
A nice option for those who regularly need to pre-prepare meals. The different sizes allow them to be easily stackable i.e in the fridge and can save space when not using them by putting some inside the others.
Being leakproof some users say when children go 'snack hunting in the fridge' it prevents everything spilling as they rummage around.
The company says: "The lunch box is made of high quality food grade 304 stainless steel, which is rust-free, durable and reusable. Unlike ordinary lunch boxes, it is BPA Free, you can use it with confidence. The stainless steel lunch box is easy to clean. You only need to clean it and dry it or air it to use it again." For more details click here
Snack Pots Set - 3 Stainless Steel Food Containers with Food-Grade Silicone Lids - Portion Control Containers - Leak-Proof and Reusable - Also Suitable for Baby Food and Healthy Snacks
100% watertight and leak-proof. The boxes are portable and ideal for the office, gym, school, camping or general outdoor events. Made from a pure food-grade silicone, the non-toxic, plastic-free material is non-stick, easy to clean and doesn't dry out or crack. The silicone lids are dishwasher safe and oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
The company says: "Our mission is to not only educate people on the dangers of plastic, but to provide safe, plastic-free alternatives that people can trust." Package is three containers: Small - 3oz/ 90ml; Medium - 7oz/ 200ml; Large - 12oz/ 350ml. For more details click here
Mintie Mini Pot Set Leakproof Eco Reusable Stainless Steel Plastic-Free Snack Box Food Containers.
Great as snack pots for nuts, seeds, berries, sauces, humous, salad dressing or yoghurt.
The pots are dishwasher, freezer and oven safe. 75ml in capacity (100ml if you fill them right to the top) They measure approximately 4cm high and 7cm across with the lids on
The company says: "We use eco conscious packaging - all Mintie products arrive in a 100% recyclable cardboard carton, wrapped in recyclable paper for protection. No plastic packaging used." For more details click here