July 30, 2014 08:00 ET

Innovative Litterless Lunch Systems Help to Simplify the Back to School Lunchtime Ritual

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 30, 2014) - School's return is around the corner, bringing with it new routines. But for parents, back to school also marks a return to stuffing lunches into ill-fitting plastic boxes, lids that leak because they don't close properly, and containers that require a degree in advanced cleaning methods.

"Parents want litterless lunch options that are easy to use, easy to clean, and safe for their children," says Bill Stewart, president of Ottawa retailer terra20. "They're busy, and want lunch packing to be simplified with the right products to meet their needs. One size does not fit all when it comes to packing lunch." Many schools also now require that parents make their children's lunches litterless.

Ottawa-based terra20 offers a wide selection of litterless lunch systems designed to meet many needs, whether lunch is being packed for school or the office. terra20 has developed a simplified way to help people find the right options for them: http://www.terra20.com/community/learning/litterlesslunch/

Here are just a few of the systems designed with the needs of families in mind:

Bento-ware by Laptop Lunches

Laptop Lunches offers an innovative selection bento boxes, carriers, and accessories, including non-toxic cooling packs. Laptop Lunches donate a portion of their profits to schools and environmental organizations, creating a better world for our children.

Snack Bags by Colibri

Colibri reusable sandwich and snack bags are a great alternative to plastic sandwich bags, with the added bonus of being made right here in Canada. These washable bags feature playful, colourful designs, and easy-to-use zippered tops (which are lead and nickel-free), ideal for little hands.

Klip It by Sistema

New-Zealand based Sistema manufactures food storage and dishware items that are freezable, stackable, microwavable and colourful. Their products are also free of lead, phthalates, PVC, BPA and BPS, making them easier on our bodies and our environment.

Onyx Containers

These are made from high-quality, food-grade stainless steel, and were created as an alternative to plastic and glass. These airtight containers come in a range of shapes and sizes, and are very easy to clean. They also keep food insulated for up to several hours.

About terra20

terra20 is Canada's source for healthy & sustainable products for everyday living, and works closely with brand partners and guests to find the healthiest and most sustainable products available. terra20′s first two stores and head office are in Ottawa. Founded in Ottawa, the company plans to open additional stores across Canada in the near future and has an online store with more than 8,000 product offerings. Visit http://www.terra20.com for more information.

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