Simply rethinking how you bring your lunch to school or work can have a big impact on the amount of waste you throw in the garbage. A waste-free lunch is a lunch that has no unnecessary waste – everything leftover from a waste-free lunch can be reused, composted or recycled.
Reduce the amount of waste you create when packing your lunch by buying in bulk. Items such as crackers, cheese, yogurt, cookies and other snacks can be divided into reusable containers. To reduce waste even further, pack leftovers!
When packing a waste-free lunch, use items such as reusable storage containers, drink containers, forks, spoons or lunch bags.
Pack fresh fruit and veggies in your lunch. Veggie snacks can be stored in a reusable container and fruit comes in its own natural packaging! Any fruit and veggie leftovers can be composted.
While it’s better for the environment to use reusable juice and water containers, be sure to recycle any disposable beverage containers that you do use.
TRADITIONAL LUNCH VS WASTE-FREE LUNCH
Have a look at how the garbage from a traditional lunch compares to the garbage from a waste-free lunch.
Brown paper bag
Reusable lunch bag