Did you know that the average American school-age child throws away 67 pounds of food packaging a year? This includes plastic water bottles, sandwich baggies, and juice boxes. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school. That’s a lot of trash!
Next week start reducing those numbers by packing a waste-free lunch for your kids and/or for your day at work. It’s really easy, just follow these simple 5 steps and you’ll cut down your waste in no time.
5 Tips for a Waste-Free Lunch:
- Pack food in reusable lunch containers, like Kids Konserve
- Wash & reuse real silverware and cloth napkins when needed
- Store juice, water or other beverages in a reusable BPA free stainless steel bottles
- Control food portions to ensure that there are no leftovers to dispose of
- Pack it all in a reusable lunch bag or tote
I love these tips of the week, definitely has me rethinking a lot of products I use. Keep em coming!
yes, and we, adults should be very aware of our wastes. the earth is suffering.
I saw this and reconsidered how I pack a lunch. I got some great supplies from a website called four green steps, now I don’t throw any of my lunch (or containers) away.
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It doesn’t only reduce waste, but saves you money by re-using containers. It also teaches our kids how to care for their future.
Love your site! This will be helpful to keep in mind for my own kids lunches!
I really love these tips! But where can I find reusable bags? My plastic bags are always gunky and disgusting.