Most of us are now back at work... and back to school will be upon us before we know it!
Waste-free lunches will not only benefit your health and your wallet but will also benefit the environment as well by reducing packaging and food waste. It's also a great opportunity to discuss the concept of sustainability with your children.
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Here are some great ideas for a Waste-Free lunch thanks to Planet Ark's Waste-Free Lunch Challenge.
- Sandwich in a snug-fitting reusable container
- Snacks in a reusable container
- Water, juice or other drinks in a reusable and resealable bottle, filled at home from a bulk container
- Yoghurt in a small reusable container, filled at home from a bulk container
- 'Trail mix' in a reusable container
- Whole fruits without packaging or fruit pieces in reusable containers
- Raw or salad vegetables such as carrot, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and celery, plus a small container of dip.
- Muffin, fruit bread or biscuits in a reusable container
- Cubes/slices of cheese in a reusable container
- Also consider: Durable cutlery that is designed to be washed and reused plus a washable cloth napkin
What's the benefit?
Saying 'NO' to wasteful packaging, plastic bags and bottled water =
Estimated CO2 Saving: 13kg per month (150kg per year)
Reject or cut back on these bad-for-the-environment items: over-packaged products, non-recyclable packaging, plastic bags and bottled water when tap water is available.