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The Green Life: Back to School Week: Reducing Lunch Waste

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August 18, 2009

Back to School Week: Reducing Lunch Waste

Lunch boxes reduce waste Summer vacation is winding down, which means it's time to prepare for new teachers, new classes, and new friends. This week, we're providing green tips for going back to school.

Tip #2: Cut Back on Packaging

If you're planning to send your son or daughter to school with a packed lunch, consider what's going to end up in the trash. According to Mother Jones, the average child throws away 90 pounds of leftovers and packaging per year. Avoid single-use snack items and processed foods. To reduce waste, buy staples in bulk, then pack sandwiches, side items, and drinks in reusable containers

Share your tips: How do you reduce lunch waste?


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