Friday, August 30, 2013

Back to school lunches, a few fun facts

I read an article recently posted by Rachelle Mesheau on the importance of litterless lunches.  I thought I would share it with all of our readers...

Many schools and parents are looking to create litterless lunches - not only does it reduce waste (diverting it from landfills and conserving energy) but it also saves money and is often a much healthier option!

Did you know:

1.  Every year, an elementary student in Ontario sends to landfills their own body weight in waste from conventionally packed school lunches.
2.  Each Canadian throws away approximately 1/2 kilograms of packaging daily.
2.  The majority of waste coming out of an office or school, other than paper, is lunch waste packaging.
4.  By taking a litterless lunch, you produce 89% less waste when you avoid single-use, disposable container and bags.
5.  By eliminating an average of 6 ounces (0.17 kg) of packaging garbage from each lunch for 20 school or working days, you can reduce CO2 emissions by 44.6 lbs (20kg) for the month.
6.  A London, Ontario school board calculated that a litterless lunch saved $2.75 per day, or $550 per year per child.
7.  While the exact numbers vary depending on the lunch, homemade lunches generally have much less sodium, sugar and fat

So, what are you waiting for? Get started on your litterless lunch adventure – Here are a few options Advice has to offer.

1.  Lunch bag, $20  2. Kids Konserve - leak proof Stainless steel containers, $28  
3.  Reusable snack pack $9,  4.  Fluf napkin set, $24  
5.  Bambu knife fork spoon travel set, $18

1.  Lunch bag, $20  2. Kids Konserve - leak proof Stainless steel containers, $28  
3.  Reusable snack pack $9  4. Aquatina accordion style water bottle, $12.50

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