Lunchtime Challenge: Going Trashless

Lunchtime Challenge: Going Trashless

With the new school year underway many of us are packing lunches with a long list of criteria: the contents need to be tasty, nutritious and easily portable. Want to up the ante? Try going completely trashless.

The post-consumer waste from a small child's lunch can amount to a big old heap of trash. Juice boxes, snack sized packaging and sandwich bags accumulate fast and furious, but with a few reusable containers it's possible to eliminate lunchtime garbage entirely. Choose personalized items, DIY with a permanent marker or slap on some durable labels to assure that everything makes it home. Here are a few items that will work hard all year long.

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