Waste-Free Lunch

Lunch Box Tips

How to Pack a WASTE-FREE LUNCH

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As a King County Green School, our school encourages waste reduction and recycling in the lunchroom and classrooms.  Students sort their lunch waste into recyclable materials (milk cartons/juice boxes, plastic bottles, and aluminum cans) and trash.

Here are easy ways to make a waste-free lunch for your child:

  • PACK ONLY WHAT YOUR CHILD CAN EAT - Have your child bring home everything they don't eat so you can see what they are able to eat in a lunch period. Only pack a half-sandwich if that’s all your child can eat during lunch.

     

  • USE REUSABLE CONTAINERS to pack the lunch.  There are many options for purchase:
  • USE A REFILLABLE DRINK BOTTLE instead of disposable or recyclable containers.

     

    • If a refillable or durable drink bottle is not available, select drinks that are packaged in recyclable containers (such as a plastic bottle, an aluminum can, or a milk carton) that can be recycled at school.  

       

  • SEND DURABLE UTENSILS, if needed.

     

  • Ask your child to bring home your durable utensils and containers along with any leftover food.