It has been estimated that on average a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of waste per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of lunch waste for just one average-size elementary school [Source: Wastefreelunch.org].Plastic bags take 1,000 years to biodegrade in a landfill and they never really biodegrade, they just become micro plastics and continue to pollute. We can make a difference just by using reusable lunchware and products that avoid single-use plastics.

5 Easy Tips for Packing Waste-Free Lunches

  1. Pack food that’s not packaged for single use (ex: fruit, popcorn/chips in a silicon bag or tupperware)
  2. Invest in a good quality reusable lunch box (see links below for ideas)
  3. Use a reusable bottle for drinks
  4. Think reusable for utensils (metal, bamboo, reused), containers, napkins (fabric)
  5. Ask your child to bring home their lunch leftover

Check out useful resources for reusable lunchware. A few are Mighty Nest, Amazon, Bentology, Ukonserve, and Kind Humans

Kind Humans (Paul Ecke family-run organization) is offering 20% OFF all school supplies. Use Code BTS20 at checkout.

U-Konserve offers sustainable lunchware. Enter UKSCHOOLS20 for 20% off regular and sale items. 

Are you using ZIP LOCK bags for snacks and lunches? 

Plastic bags take 1,000 years to biodegrade in a landfill and they never really biodegrade, they just become micro plastics and continue to pollute.

Did you know there are alternatives that are compostable in 60 to 90 days?  You can buy them at Target,  Amazon, Whole Foods, Sprouts….

Try these fun bags for snacks and lunches and stop your dependency on plastic!  Try www.lunchskins.com or these https://buyifyoucare.com/

 

Materiales Escolares Sostenibles para Niños Amables

Dos grandes maneras de ahorrar en artículos escolares ecológicos:

Kind Humans (Humanos Amables, es una organización familiar de Paul Ecke) está ofreciendo 20% DE DESCUENTO en todos los artículos escolares. Usen el códigoCode BTS20 al confirmar su compra.

U-Konserve ofrece artículos sostenibles para el almuerzo. Usen UKSCHOOLS20 para recibir un 20% de descuento en artículos a precio regular y en oferta.