August 20, 2014 8 Comments
It’s back-to-school season! If your child brings a lunch to school, now is the time to think about how to pack that lunch. If you bring your lunch to work, this is a great time of year to rethink what you’re packing, too.
Choosing the right lunch-packing habits can make a big difference in how much garbage you create. Reducing waste often saves money, too. If you shift from eating out of plastic wrappers to eating out of washable containers made of glass, metal, or other safe materials, you’ll be taking in fewer harmful chemicals. So it’s a win all around, not just for the environment!
Here are a few main ways my family makes our school and workplace lunches more environmentally friendly. This is not a sponsored post. All of the specific products mentioned here were chosen by my family and purchased at full price, and all opinions are our own. These tips are written as if you, the reader, are the lunch eater, but they all apply to packing kids’ lunches, too!
1. Use what you have.
The greenest type of reusable item is one that you don’t buy new, because even the most ecologically-produced objects take resources and energy to make. Here are some things I’ve repurposed for packing my lunch: Read more…