PACK A LUNCH WITH A GREEN THEME
School is back in session. Mornings come early and time is at a premium. While it is convenient to purchase pre-packaged items for lunches, the price of convenience is high.
The POWER of ONE family reusing lunch bags, washable containers and drink bottles adds up quickly.
Your family can save over $245 per person by packing your own waste-free lunch.
DID YOU KNOW that the average child throws away
67 pounds of lunch waste each school year?
Research shows that we throw away between
4 to 8 ounces of lunch waste each day.
PACKAGING MAKES UP 1/3 OF OUR WASTE
How to Pack a Waste-Free Lunch
Step 1 REUSABLE lunch bag (cloth bag, lunchbox) = NO throw-away bags
Step 2 REUSABLE WASHABLE containers = NO plastic wrap, foil or Styrofoam
Step 3 THERMOS or Beverage Bottle for drinks = NO single-use cartons or cans
Step 4 CLOTH NAPKIN to wash and re-use = NO paper napkins
Step 5 SILVERWARE to wash and re-use = NO plastic forks and spoons
Note: A reusable freezer pack should be used to keepWhy Waste-Free Lunches Save You Money While Reducing Trash
sandwiches (no mayo), and yogurts the night before and pack frozen.
Check out the cost comparisons below for common lunch items.
Example #1 Doritos
100 Calorie Packs Versus Doritos in a Bag
Example #2 Goldfish Crackers
100 Calorie Pouches Versus Goldfish in a Box