Trying these days to cut back on my use of disposable materials. That includes plastic sandwich bags and all those frozen lean cuisine lunches. Solution, bento box lunches. They're fun and easy and I find myself eating much healthier lunches when I prepare them myself.
I have been accumulating a variety of bento making supplies, nothing fancy but it all works. Silicone cupcake wrappers are great for placing things in to keep them separated inside the box. And they're reusable. I do get these little plastic cups from a local restaurant supply place and use them for my salad dressing.
Starbucks provides those used coffee grounds to gardeners free. Most Starbucks stores have a bucket where they place the garden grounds somewhere in the store. I try to grab a bag on my way out of the store each time. What to do with them?
Here in the northwest we have a lot of plants that love the nitrogen that you get from used coffee beans, Rhodie's, azaleas and hydrangeas. If your soil is alkaline or has a lot of clay, the coffee grounds do wonders to lower the soil PH over time. Also, the coffee-ground mulch can help keep those pesky slugs and snails out if you sprinkle them around the edges of plants or the garden. And, it’s free! Free is good....and the garden smells good too :)