We shouldn’t just focus on teaching our kids and teens to be eco-friendly and make Earth-friendly decisions at home. Let’s start helping them think about the positive impact that they can make each day in the school yard.
Some eco-friendly inspiration for your school lunches! You can shop all of our products here.
When doing some research for this blog, I stumbled across a few different sources and was comparing some statistics about how much waste school’s in Australia produce.
What I read shocked me.
Like, really shocked me.
The waste comes from a few different sources like plastic, paper, card and food.
Now, if every student made a few small changes to something simple, yet so impactful like how they pack their lunches - a very big difference can be made.
Let me show you how you can pack an eco-friendly school lunch each day!
Instead of picking up a new lunchbox that has your kid’s favourite movie character on it each year (or sometimes, term!) at Kmart or Target - opt for a quality lunch box that will last your kids years.
There are so many bright colours to choose from!
For the older ones who feel like they’re ‘too cool’ for a bright lunchbox - checkout these more classic, stainless steel and bamboo lunch boxes instead.
It also fits a lot more, which is ideal for growing teens!
Forget the plastic - we have two different sized and colour varieties available so that your kids and teens can express themselves!
This cute bamboo cutlery set will help teach your younger ones how to feed themselves and also how to care for the planet from a young age!
Your older ones may not be happy if you pack their lunches with the animal cutlery so here’s something they will be happy with! Those days of plastic cutlery are well and truly over!
Food saver bags
It scares me to think about how many snaplock bags are used on a daily basis at schools.
These Reusable Zip-Lock Food Saver Bags will cut down plastic waste and your shopping bills dramatically!
They come in four different sizes, are suitable for hot liquid (goodbye spillage) and are microwave and dishwasher friendly. What more could you ask for?
Bees wax wraps and bags
It’s time to say goodbye to cling wrap that tears and is used in mass quantities only to end up in the bin!
Beeswax wraps and bags are a sustainable, yet fun and bright option to wrap your lunch in, keeping it fresher for longer.
There are plenty of bundles available so just choose what works for you!
With these simple switches, school students can make a big difference because school’s are a great base for broader change.
While you’re creating an Earth-friendly school bag - don’t forget to tag us in your pictures so that we can see and share your changes!
- Blog by Soul Eco Blogger: Alyssa Ciaro