So far, we&rsquove depended on convenience they are driving choices about packing our children school lunches: paper bags, baggies aluminum foil, individual and single-serving packing. All of this waste eventually ends up within the garbage when lunch finishes. What’s the environment price of this disposable mindset? One estimate indicates that for every school-age child who tosses the lunch bag and it is contents, 67 pounds of waste is produced per school year. That translates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste per average grade school.
How will you reduce lunchtime waste? A waste-free lunch starts having a multiple-use lunch bag and multiple-use food and beverage containers even cloth serviettes and silverware.
Here are a few reasons to help make the effort to transmit your kids to college having a waste-free lunch:
* By creating less garbage, you will lay aside landfill space.
* You will be conserving electricity by reduction of using non-renewable fuels required to make the plastic bags, plastic items, along with other disposables.
* You will save trees by utilizing cloth serviettes instead of paper serviettes and paper bags
* You’ll pass on the best messages for your children (when they haven’t already presented the concept for you!)
Exactly what does a waste-free lunch seem like?
An Average American Lunch
¨ sandwiches covered with aluminum or shined up paper
¨ fruits and veggies in baggies
¨ prepackaged chips, snacks, fruit bars, granola bars
¨ individually wrapped cheese slices
¨ prepackaged yogurt, applesauce, and pudding
¨ crackers, pretzels, chips, along with other snack meals sealed in plastic bags
¨ juice boxes/pouches, water bottles,
¨ plastic forks and spoons
¨ paper serviettes
¨ disposable paper lunch bags
A Waste-Free Lunch
¨ sandwiches, pasta, preparing salads, fruit, veggies in multiple-use containers
¨ cloth serviettes
¨ stainless-steel forks and spoons
¨ multiple-use drink containers
¨ multiple-use lunchboxes
*Food products are purchased in family-size amounts for use when needed. The packaging will get recycling after use. Waste-free lunches are not only seen a smart environment choice, but they’re less costly too.
Exactly what does it cost to bring along a lunch?
A Disposable Lunch Costs $4.02/day or $723/year
A Waste-free Lunch Costs: $2.65/day or $477/year
So, You are already delivering an Eco Seem Lunch?
Why don’t you use your PTA to organize a Waste Free Lunch Day?