Eat for the Trees: 7 Tips for Packing a Litter-free School Lunch

Photo by: Pottery Barn Kids
Invest in a good-quality, reusable bento box
This stainless steel version will last the whole school year - pack anything in its compartments, and toss it in the dishwasher ... more 
Photo by: Pottery Barn Kids
Invest in a good-quality, reusable bento box
This stainless steel version will last the whole school year - pack anything in its compartments, and toss it in the dishwasher at the end of the day.
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Wed, Sep 5, 2012 1:56 PM EDT
These days, many schools require (or at least request) students pack a litter-free lunch, minimizing the amount of trash that must be picked up and transported to either recycling centres or the local landfill. When hundreds of kids a day bring lunch and snacks wrapped in plastic or foil, and plenty of wrappered and packaged foods, it can add up to a big pile of garbage. Here are some ways to cut back on the waste in your kids' daily school meal. - By Julie Van Rosendaal



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