Four steps to an Eco friendly school lunch, using packed lunch gear made in the USA
1. Replace those paper or plastic lunch bags that are tossed after each use with an Eco-friendly re-usable lunch bag.
It is getting harder every year to find lunch bags made in the USA!
2. Use reusable lunch containers or bags instead of plastic baggies, plastic wrap or aluminum foil and purchase the regular package size of snack items instead of individual pre-packaged snack sizes.
3. Instead of purchasing water or juice boxes (by the case) that will just get thrown away, pack that drink in a re-usable bottle.The use of just one re-useable bottle can save so much waste!
4. Invest in cloth napkins and re-usable forks/spoons then stop buying paper napkins and disposable utensils
You could also pick up silverware cheap at yard sales or use old odd and end pieces.
Etsy offers a great selection of handmade cloth napkins in patterns that kids will love. Support small American business!
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