I know it sounds hard, trust me, I didn't know how it would even be possible with a little boy who eats all day long and needs tons of snacks on hand, but I LOVE my reusable sandwich bags. They have made lunch and snack time so much fun, and they're really not hard to clean at all. You can machine wash them, or wash them inside out with hot water and soap while doing dishes, and then air dry.
The best part is, there are more and more styles and brands popping up everyday while the quality and convenience improves. My favorite brand so far is the The Art of Lunch, (pictured here holding yummy snacks for my two beautiful nieces). The owner of the brand, Troy Wiley, uses designs from artists all over the world so that your lunch tote and sandwich baggies are beautiful, while support working artists. To make this one step BETTER, and in honor of World Oceans Day this year, we have teamed up to create a limited edition line of lunch totes and matching sandwich baggies with one of my turtle paintings on it, and are donating the proceeds to The Loggerhead Marinelife Center of Juno Beach, FL. You can pre-order your limited edition tote and sandwich baggies here, and purchase knowing that you'll be helping an organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, research and education of sea turtles. They should be coming out in the next month or so, so keep your eyes open!
As most of you already know, I'm very motivated to give back to the creatures that inspire me most, and I'm so excited to be able to collaborate on a product that will actually make a noticeable difference on the environment as it eliminates tons of plastic. I believe it's something that people can easily use to change their routine and better the ocean, but it will also remind us daily of the fight against plastic and marine debris, as we try to come up with even more ways to help. Let's make conservation a trend together!
That's my "Wave for Change" for World Ocean's Day, Join me and/or tell me about yours!
Watch the video here.
(Brands pictured above from left to right: Art of Lunch, Logan and Lenora, Itzy Ritzy, Itzy Ritzy, and an inside out, air drying Itzy Ritzy bag on top).
Carly Mejeur is a floridian artist, inspired by her ocean hobbies and travels. This Blog is for news, events, and just for fun. Click here for the artist's Bio.