Another Alternative to Plastic Sandwich Bags

Pack School Lunches With DIY Eco-Love

posted by Ronnie Citron-Fink Aug 29, 2010 9:07 am
Pack School Lunches With DIY Eco-Love
    Summer is fading fast, and while it is bittersweet to say goodbye to those lazy, hazy days of summer, the start of a new school year brings expectations of new beginnings.
    In my post about ditching the sandwich bags, it was noted that, “The average American school kid generates 67 pounds of discarded school lunch packaging waste per year. That is more than 18,000 pounds yearly for the average-sized elementary school.”
    Why not show your children you care about them and the environment by beginning the school year with these two eco-lunch alternatives to paper andplastic lunch waste that you can make yourself?
    2 DIY Projects That Help Cut School Lunch Waste
    DIY Eco-Lunch Mat

    These Lunch Mats, designed by Creative Kismet are just so cute. Check out how she included a reusable napkin and cutlery. Using eco-fabric or leftover scraps would be greenest choice to create these mats. Here’s the Lunch Mat tutorial.
    DIY Eco-Sandwich Wrap

    If you haven’t already found an ecological alternative for wrapping your child’s lunch, try making this Sandwich Wrap. Here’s the Sandwich Wrap tutorial.
    Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer and educator. Ronnie regularly writes about sustainable living for online sites and magazines. Along with being the creator of www.econesting.com, Ronnie has contributed to numerous books about green home design, DIY, children, and humor. Ronnie lives the Hudson Valley of New York with her family.


    Unknown said...

    You will have to ask whether the places that take stuff for recycling will pay anything. Generally they don't for anything but aluminum, but it varies by local and from year to year.
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    Unknown said...

    Yes, they work, especially if there's a good balance of materials. They make it easy to keep the compost turned and evenly distributed, which is the difficult part. 
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    Cathy Anderson said...

    I love these. They work great for lunches and even keep a sandwich fresh over night in the refrigerator. Easy to clean, just throw them in the dishwasher and wipe dry in the morning.
    This bag i purchased at http://www.apparelnbags.com/alternative/index.htm