Litterless lunches

Why Pack A Litter-Less Lunch?
• It reduces packaging waste
• It’s cheaper
• It’s healthier

 

There are many reasons why litter-less lunches are a good thing. Besides the environmentally-friendly component, a proper litter-less lunch plan is healthier as it cuts out pre-packaged sugar laden food and can save you money in the long run. It also teaches children to be conscious about the waste they create and the food they put into their bodies. To help us in our efforts, we encourage parents to pack litter-less lunches in an effort to reduce the waste from convenience store food packaging to our landfills and our classrooms. The children in our programs will learn to be better stewards of our environment that hopefully will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

SHOCKING FACTS

  • It has been estimated that on average a school-age child using a disposable (lunch) generates 67 pounds of (waste) per school year. That equates to 18,760 pounds of (lunch waste) for just one average-size elementary school. (http://www.wastefreelunches.org/)
  • (Lunchtime trash) is second only to office paper as the leading source of school waste. (Green Teacher Magazine, fall 2004)
  • Each Canadian throws away approximately ½ kilogram of (packaging) daily

 

 

TOOLS FOR PACKING A WASTE-FREE LUNCH…

  • REUSABLE insulated lunch carrier with cold pack – BE SAFE!
  • REUSABLE containers – non plastic containers like stainless steel are better
  • REUSABLE drink bottle or thermos
  • CLOTH NAPKIN to wash and re-use
  • SILVERWARE to wash and re-use


WE SAY NO THANK YOU TO…

  • paper or plastic bags
  • plastic wrap, foil, wax or Styrofoam
  • single-use cans or juice boxes
  • paper napkins
  • plastic forks/spoons
  • overly packaged/processed snacks

 

LUNCH BOX IDEAS & WATER BOTTLES (One stop shopping and it is a Canadian supplier! Great deal on shipping)

http://www.fenigo.com/brands

https://www.polkadotpond.ca!


HOW TO PACK A LITTERLESS LUNCH

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCEL358-iNI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU52yxIQkw8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPkVQSSWmpQ

 

LABELS (Please label your child’s lunch box and water bottle, as well as, the containers inside the lunch box)

http://www.oliverslabels.com (Free shipping too!)