Untitled document Reducing waste at school instills a culture of responsible waste management in students while helping schools reduce their waste bill. With some creativity and a simple change of habit, schools can watch their dumpster size (and waste bill) shrink.
Pack a waste-free lunch
- Use a lunch box or reusable lunch bag.
- Pack your sandwich or salad in a reusable container.
- Bring a drink in a thermos instead of packing a drink box or one-use water bottle. (Buying beverages in larger containers saves money, too.)
- Avoid pre-assembled lunch kits with excess packaging you just throw away.
- Bring your own reusable utensils and cloth napkin that can be washed and used again.
- Try to pack only as much food as you will really eat.
If you buy lunch in the school cafeteria:
- Take only what you need so you don’t end up throwing away food or extra condiments.
- Don’t take (and discard) a lunch tray if you’re just carrying wrapped items to your table.
- Don’t forget to recycle your bottles and cans. (Remember at the present time, yogurt containers and fruit cups are not recyclable at school.)
More here: http://hamiltoncountyrecycles.org/index.php?page=reduce-waste-at-school