Thursday, August 28, 2008

Have A Waste-Free-Lunch!

Hey Follow My Example~ Use Metal Food Carriers! or Reusable Plastic Containers!

Picture courtesy of "thislittlebento"

Please consider reducing the amount of lunchtime waste your family generates. Think about what you can do to cut down on waste. Here are a few suggestions for getting started:
  • Pack a cloth napkin instead of a paper napkin.
  • Pack stainless-steel utensils instead of using disposable plastics.
  • Pack a reusable drink container instead of disposable juice boxes, juice pouches, cans, and plastic bottles.
  • Pack lunch items in reusable containers. Laptop Lunches work well because they allow for an appealing horizontal presentation.
  • Avoid using plastic wraps, plastic bags, wax-paper bags, and aluminum foil.
  • Avoid purchasing pre-packaged items. Buy foods in larger containers and leave them at home for recycling.
  • Pack lunches in a lunch box or backpack instead of relying on paper or plastic bags.
  • Tell your friends, or better yet, start a waste-free lunch program at your school or at work!
  • Check out for information on how to get started.


Bento Pet said...

Bravo for this post Emily!! I'm all for waste-free-lunches! Notice that I use only silicon cups these days! Away with all the kawaii cups even if they make the food look better.

biblo said...

Yes Captain... will definitely try to reduce wastage.

Lillie said...

Aye! Aye! M'am.

Come visit me, you been named!

Emily said...

Yes Ladies,

With a little of planning ahead, we can do alot to reduce the disposables! Thanks for your comments!