I wanted to put together a list of a few online company's that carry reusable bags. This is my Earth Friendly Back to School post :)
Why reusable bags? Well for starters, they save a lot of money. Those grocery bags are not free. The more of us who use reusable sacks, instead of the plastic or paper bags when shopping at your favorite store, the cheaper the cost of food will be. Obviously there are environmental concerns as well. Like the plastic does not really breakdown for a long time and it takes harmful chemicals to produce them. Finally another reason to use reusable bags is because they are cuter (this is my shallow yet totally reasonable answer)!
One of my favorite places to shop for these bags (I find just about everything on this site makes a great gift) is reusablebags.com
If you are looking for a great selection of kids lunch bags here are a few places to look:
Also some of these bags are actual food covers so that you do not have to use Ziplock bags.
OK on a side note If you are looking to decrease the amount of plastic in your life the Klean Kanteen is a great drinking bottle. They also have a few sippy's that are great, durable and chemical free (meaning they do not leach chemicals into your liquids... and eventually your body).
OK I will do an entry at some point on plastics. But I know many people are getting ready to send kids back to school and wanted to put some of these resources out there.