Give this a try – a zero waste lunch

Sustainability Tip of the Week #STOTW

 

What is a Zero Waste Lunch? Simply put, it’s a lunch that generates no (or very little) trash.

 

In a zero waste lunch everything can be eaten or reused. Here are some tips to help get you started:

  • Use a Bento or similar lunch box or reusable insulated bag instead of a brown paper bag, to hold your lunch every day. A reusable ice pack can be used to keep perishable food items cold. Many Bento lunch boxes come with utensils.
  • Use reusable containers that can be washed and used over and over instead of using disposable plastic sandwich bags for sandwiches and snacks.
  • Use metal silverware or wash plastic utensils and reuse them.
  • Use a thermos or reusable jug instead of a bottle of soda or a juice box. Trending now – Hydroflask or Yeti
  • Buy in bulk and pack individual servings in reusable containers.
  • Use cloth napkins that can be washed and reused instead of using paper napkins or paper towels.
  • Compost the remainder such as the skin of an orange.

Photo thanks to Wikipedia

 

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