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 Waste-Free Lunches

Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:30 pm
Posts: 2879
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:16 pm

Hi everyone,


My daughter's school has been having "Waste-Free Lunch Days" lately.  That means the lunch should contain nothing that goes to the landfill.  We try to pack an entirely waste-free lunch, but it's hard to do!  The hardest part for us is figuring out how to pack her yogurt.  I've been buying her yogurt tubes, but those have plastic wrappers that go in the landfill.  :(


Have you ever tried to make your lunch waste-free?  What was your biggest challenge?


Do you have any ideas about how I can replace the following items to make them waste-free?  If you come up with a solution for all 5 items, I will send you a shout-out!


  • Yogurt tube
  • Mozzarella cheese stick (with plastic wrapper)
  • Power bar
  • Juice box
  • pre-packaged snack pack of cookies


-Elise :-)


 Re: Waste-Free Lunches

Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:49 pm
Posts: 498
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:56 pm

I think there are two puposes of the waste free lunch. To stop filling up landfills, and to get kids to eat healtheir. Try makeing homeade cookies and packing them in reusable contaners, buy a block of cheese and pack it the same way. Make homeade granola bars, buy bulk yougurt, and put juice in a reuseable water bottle.

 Re: Waste-Free Lunches

Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:44 am
Posts: 4093
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:35 pm


  • Yogurt Tube: I know this isn't great, but you can put it into a container!
  • Mozzarella cheese stick: there's no avoiding the wrapper, unless you find a way to reuse it somehow!  But you can always buy other mozzarella cheese that doesn't come in plastic!
  • Power Bar: Put this in a container, maybe?
  • Juice Box: Use a bottle of juice, and reuse it!
  • Cookies: You can open the package at home... not very helpful, I know... or you can just bring cookies that aren't in a package!

I know most of those weren't great solutions, but good luck anyway!  It's great that the school does this!

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