Litter Less (at) Lunch!

litterless lunch, lunch pail, water bottel, banana, appleDid you know that packing a disposable lunch creates about 30 kilograms of waste every school year? That means that you and 300 of your closest friends at school generate almost 9,000 kilograms of lunch garbage. That’s more than 700 bags every year – enough to stink up your gymnasium!

Switching to a smart or garbage free lunch will cut down on the waste in your schoolyard. It’ll also keep garbage from entering the environment and clogging landfills that are already full to the brim!

Let your family know that you plan on going litterless with your lunches. They’ll probably jump for joy when they learn that they’re usually cheaper than a pre-packed garbage-grubbing version!

Swap disposable forks and spoons, juice boxes and plastic bags for:

  • Reusable containers, like Tupperware or stainless steel
  • Fresh fruits and veggies (bonus, they come in their own wrappers!)
  • Cloth napkins or napkins made from recycled material
  • Stainless-steel forks and spoons
  • Reusable drink containers
  • A reusable lunchbox or bag

You can also get creative and design your own lunch bag out of cloth, or find an old-school tin lunchbox and decorate it up with stickers!

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  1. EarthrocksAngel says:

    I already use an aluminum water bottle but i do use plastic bags for my sandwiches. I wish there were collapsable tupper wear


  2. Lemur123 says:

    u could also re-use creme cheese and sour cream containers, that’s what my mom does (just make sure 2 wash themout first!


  3. Froggypog says:

    I usually have sandwich bags in my lunch but when I’m done with them I put them back in my lunch bag and my mom washes them so she can reuse them!


    sparkle5650 Reply:

    I do that too!


  4. Cheryl6242 says:

    Me too Froggypog!


  5. Ash-2010 says:

    I already do wasteless lunches! I use an aluminum bottle for juice and tupperware for my food!


  6. sparkle5650 says:

    I do most of this stuff already, but I’m going to try to do it more often!


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