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The Environmental Cost of our Lunch Boxes

There have been a number of articles in the press recently about single use plastics, which raise the issue of single use plastic that we throw away in a day at school.

These articles have raised interesting questions about the average lunch box brought into school and its environmental cost.

There are a number of things that we as parents can do to help ensure that a packed lunch does not 'cost the earth.'

  • Use refillable drinks bottles.
  • Wrap sandwiches in paper bags rather than plastic, there are also available on the market reusable sandwich wraps.
  • Select snacks with minimal wrapping: if time bake your own which then will come with no extra packaging.
  • Select pieces of fruit (again keeping the packaging to a minimum).

Hopefully by considering the packaging we use we can each make a small difference to the global environment as well as to the local environment here at school.

Please see the article below for more ideas to reduce packaging.