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Environmentally Friendly Green Lunch for School Children!
How to pack a waste-free lunch
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Staying environmentally friendly doesn't have to be hard!
How can you help your children learn to be environmentally aware while staying nourished and healthy? Learn how to pack a waste free lunch for them and teach them about recycling along the way!
To pack a waste free lunch, you need:
- A set of reusable forks, spoons and knives
- Reusable cloth napkins
- Refillable drink containers and water bottles
- Reusable lunch containers
- Resealable and reusable plastic bags
- Reusable Ice pack to keep the lunch cool
Explain the importance of recycling to your kids, as they learn by example! Help them become an example of an environmentally aware student, even though this may require some extra effort! The foundations that you are creating now will stay throughout school, college and the rest of the life.
Your school likely uses recycling bins in the cafeteria. The real issue is - if people see trash in recycle bins, they would add more trash there. Therefore, it is important to separate bottles, cans and plastic and put them in the appropriate bins. This would encourage other students to recycle their own stuff! Paper can be recycled by most schools as well and creates a 21st century excuse: "I recycled my homework!" :)
Some food scraps can be brought back and used in the household compost bins, or your school's compost bins, if they are available.
When your kid arrives home, you can clean and reuse all of the utensils!