Reusable Wraps: Furoshiki

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If the idea of environmentally friendly lunches sounds a lot more appealing than sewing your own sandwich wrap, check out furoshiki, the Japanese "ecofriendly wrapping cloth." Traditionally used in Japan for wrapping gifts and money, furoshiki can easily be adapted for everyday use. In fact, the Japanese Ministry of the Environment offers suggestions on using them to carry books, bottles, or even a watermelon. They might not work so well for sandwiches, but they could easily replace a brown paper bag.