Thursday, March 26, 2009

Packaging Free Lunch

Packaging free lunches are a real big way to vastly reduce the waste produced in schools. We all want that to happen don't we? However, maybe getting started just isn't quite as easy at it seems.

One of the easiest ways to 'get it' is to have a look at a few pictures. So here we go. Below are a few pictures of what my and a few of my friend's packaging free lunches look like. They are easy to prepare, generally more nutritious and very often cheaper than the heavily packaged alternatives.

This photo above is a sandwich wrapper made by some students at Warrington Primary School. The rather ingeniously figured a way to make a reusable sandwich wrapper out of an old plastic bag, some material and a strip of Velcro. Obviously, a sewing machine helps too.

I also found a few web sites which discus packaging free lunches, there are heaps of ideas on these about what to include in your packaging free lunch box.

As for buying the lunch boxes, try the Warehouse, your supermarket...

I've also happened across the Eco-Tanker. This is a stainless steel water bottle and you can buy spare tops for it. So when the cap breaks you don't have to buy a whole new bottle. You can get information about getting these from

Happy Lunches!

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