Tuesday, 17 March 2009
The Wrapper Free Lunch
Our lunch boxes have been transformed in the last six months. First it was our sandwiches. We use the tupperware sandwich boxes now. Last week during Wrapper Free Lunch week I bought new snack boxes. We are a completely plastic-free-lunch-box home.
Last year when we started talking about this in the classroom I was horrified at the manufacturing process and then the waste issues associated with plastic wrap. I'd not thought much about it before then, it was just something you did ~ using glad wrap on lunches, that is. However I was deeply challenged to change what we did. Our difficulty has been finding boxes that fit into the insulated lunch boxes we use. The sandwich box takes up a fair bit of space. Granted, homemade bread is hard pressed to fit into them, but it doesn't leave much room for another rigid container in there.
Last week in Safeway I found the perfect little container. They were the right base dimension and deeper than the decor brand containers. These boxes fit salada crackers, homemade biscuits...whatever it is that we snack on at school fits, and in turn the containers fit in the lunch boxes.
For those of you whose children take lunch to school each I would encourage each of you to take up the challenge of going as wrapper free as you possibly can. It's a really simple way we can each take care of the world we live in.