Reduce Reuse Recycle: Green Your Lunchbox
Posted by Jennifer Lee on May 29, 2012 0 Comments
Kids lunch boxes can be the worst offenders when it comes to waste. But a few simple changes can help you green your lunchbox. Swap disposable plastic baggies for BPA-free, reuseable lunch containers. Use cloth napkins instead of paper. Only pack what you really think your kids will eat to minimize food waste.
A Few Reasons Why We Need to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Did you know...
On average, Americans use 20 million plastic baggies a day.
100,000 sea turtles (and other marine life) die each year by ingesting plastic bags.
According to the EPA, each child generates 67 pounds of waste each year.
Packing a bag free lunch saves over $2000 per year.
You and your kids can make a difference with a few easy changes and by keeping the 3 Rs in mind: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!