We Did The Math: How Switching to LunchBots Rounds For Yogurts Saves Money & Waste
We all know that switching to reusable stainless steel containers helps families save money and eliminate plastic waste, so when we re-released the LunchBots Rounds I decided it’d be fun to do the math. Since these 8-oz twist-top containers are ideal for packing yogurt and fruit, why not use them to portion out a 32-oz container of yogurt instead of purchasing the individual 6-oz cups? And more importantly, how much of a difference would this small change make?
Here’s the Scoop:
We brought out the measuring cups, the scales, and the spoons (for yummy taste-testing along the way) and calculated the economic and environmental impact of using LunchBots Rounds for yogurt.
Using Wallaby Vanilla Yogurt purchased from our local Whole Foods Market, we started with the basics:
If you purchased a 32-oz container and portioned out five 6-oz servings in your Rounds, you’d:
- SAVE $1.96 per week (versus purchasing five individual portions)
- SAVE $101.92 a year
- ELIMINATE nearly 1 pound of plastic from landfills
With these savings, you’d pay for your LunchBots Rounds in just 10 weeks. And don’t forget: since Rounds come in sets of 2, you’d have an extra set to use for snacks!
The numbers add up even faster if you happen to have two or more kids or really, really love yogurt:
If you switched to large 32-oz yogurt containers and packed 2 yogurts a day in your Rounds, you’d:
- SAVE $3.92 per week
- SAVE $203.84 a year
- ELIMINATE almost 2 lbs of plastic from landfills
Single serving snacks may be convenient, but buying larger quantities of food and portioning them into reusable containers is an easy way to save money and reduce our environmental impact. Try it next time you’re shopping for pudding, applesauce, fruit cups, and any other single serving snacks!
What other yummy foods can you pack in your LunchBots Rounds to save money and plastic waste? Share in the comments!