Monday, February 22, 2010
From their website...
What materials are used to make snackTAXIs?
The exterior of a snackTAXI is comprised of 100% cotton. The manufacturer from which we order most of our cotton has had their material tested and found that it is free of lead and phthalates. We are considering ordering all of our cotton from this manufacturer in the future.
SnackTAXIs are lined with a waterproof material that consists of nylon with a polyurethane coating. After talking to many manufacturers of this product, we understand that this type of coated nylon is free of heavy metals and phthalates. We have found a supplier of this coated nylon who has had their product extensively tested. The tests revealed that the nylon is free of heavy metals (including lead), phthalates, PBBs, and PBDEs.
Honestly, I think re-usable snack and sandwhich bags are something that everyone should have. It saves a LOT of money overall, they're more durable than plastic bags, and it's a lot less trash in the landfills. Not that I know much about plastics, but I'm also thinking that nylon is safer than the plastic-baggie plastics out there! The cost for a sandwhich bag at snackTAXI ranges from $4.95-$8.95, and a snack bag from $4.95-$6.95. For my family, this is a bit pricey, but I still think it's worth it. Me? I'd shop the clearance section once in a while, and build a collection of bags over time. One or two bags per person in the family should be just fine!
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