Can we reduce single-use plastic at school?
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We would like to challenge the children to bring a lunch that leaves NO 'landfill waste' at all and try and use less packaging in their lunchboxes every day!
It is tricky, but we have a few ideas below:
The 3 R's of a low-waste lunch
Reduce: the best way to make sure less packaging is thrown away is not to use it in the first place! Buy in bulk and take a daily portion in a reuseable container (it works out cheaper too!)
Reuse: The next option to reduce waste is to reuse: lots of containers are reuseable.
Recycle: Try to recycle anything you can.
|Packet of crisps||A portion of crisps from a larger bag in an airtight box||Fruit or vegetable sticks in an airtight box|
|Pouch of juice||A carton or single-use bottle of drink||Reuseable bottle of drink|
|Sandwich in a plastic bag or wrapped in clingfilm||Sandwich wrapped in foil||Sandwich in an airtight box|
|Prepacked cake or biscuits||A portion of biscuits/slice of cake from a larger packet/cake in an airtight box||Homemade cake or biscuit in an airtight box|
|Squeezy tube of yogurt||Plastic tub of yogurt with a paper or foil lid||A portion of yogurt from a larger tub in a leak-proof box|
|Prepacked fruit||Fruit or vegetable sticks in an airtight box||Fruit or vegetables with their own packaging (eg banana)|
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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