Sprague would like to encourage parents to pack waste free lunches on Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Waste Free Lunches encourages the use of reusable food containers, utensils, and napkins so that there is less waste from the lunches. It discourages the use of disposable packagings such as prepackaged foods, plastic bags, juice boxes, and pouches. Waste Free Lunches can often be more economical for families too when buying the yummy food items and packaging them in reusable containers.
Ideas for Waste-Free Lunches that are reusable:
- Sandwiches and other main dishes, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and treats in a reusable lunch container
- Cloth napkins
- Stainless-steel forks and spoons
- Reusable drink containers
- Reusable lunchboxes
With this type of lunch, lunch food items can be bought in larger quantities. The packaging can be left at home for reuse or recycling. Waste-free lunches are not only a wise environmental choice, but they are less expensive as well. Please visit the Waste-Free Lunches website for more information.