It’s that time of the year when we send our minions back to school. Many things are done in preparation to this day. Shopping, packing, counseling…the list is different for each family :).
What ever your family’s ritual is there is one thing almost no parent can escape, the lunch box.
On average a child’s packed school lunch produces 67 lbs of waste a year. That’s a colossal 18,000 pounds of waste a year for one school! It takes a lot of money and resources to clean that mess up. This has a huge impact. We are filling our land with junk and making it difficult for our and future generations to enjoy this planet.
On the positive side making a huge impact, in a good way, is as simple as using reusable gear. One little act of kindness to good old mother earth is as easy as using a reusable sandwich bag instead of a disposable one. It’s not hard, it’s not expensive, it is responsible and it is kind.
I did a little research and found Reuseit.com . This website has lots of alternatives, from stainless steel containers to silicon bento boxes it is not hard to find the eco-friendly vessel that suits your family’s budget and needs. If you are into removing as much plastic from your day-to-day as possible Life Without Plastic has some good options, plus a lot of information about green sourcing.
And if you need some ideas of how to fill that bento box with some tasty and healthy treats check out http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/school-lunches/
Talk to your child about how this simple act creates a positive ripple effect. Share the Green Quiz Q and A.
Let’s show our kids that our actions matter and that a simple act can have monumental impact.