This week our school has participated in a Rubbish Free Lunch Day. I have yet to hear the results of it. However, it was a worthwhile exercise I think.
The kids had to collect all their lunch rubbish that was not recyclable in a bag to be weighed by the Year 5/6's. The next the next day they had to bring their lunch to school in reusable or recyclable containers and weight what rubbish there was again. I hope there will be something in the newsletter today about it to see how well we all did with it!
In our house, we dug out the Tupperware boxes and used those. They were such a hit that the kids have all agreed that we should continue to put our sandwiches in these containers. They opted for cling wrap for their recess snack ~ the containers I had were too hard for little fingers to open. So I will have to look at containers with more pliable seals I think. That was their only reason, and for the sake of their teachers, I think it only fair to ensure that they can open the containers themselves!
Our family is going green!