Tuesday, July 12

Promote Waste-free Lunches in Your School - reuseit.com Part 2

Promote Waste-free Lunches in Your School - reuseit.com
Reuseit.com has started a campaign to help eliminate school lunch waste.  I am helping to spread the word with a few informational posts. I encourage you to help spread the word too!

Waste-free lunches are a simple way to reduce consumption on a daily basis, helping you preserve natural resources and save money. Plus, it encourages healthy eating habits. Simply put, the cumulative effect is enormous!

Top facts:

  • Eliminating disposable packaging and single-serving items can save families $250 a year. (Wastefreelunches.org)
  • 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in just the United States. The majority of these are thrown out after just one use. (Worldcentric.org)
  • Families spend $85 a year on disposable plastic baggies. (Sierra Club)
  • Each child who brings a brown bag lunch to school every day generates 67 pounds of waste by the end of the school year. (EPA) 
  • Read more lunch facts here.

Where To Find Ideas for Packing Healthy Lunches?

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