Toss your brown lunch bags and plastic baggies in the trash — once and for all. Traditionally, packing a school lunch meant a brown paper bag, a sandwich in a plastic bag, plastic utensils, a paper napkin, and probably some chips or cookies in nonrecyclable packaging — averaging 67 pounds of lunch trash, per child, each year — a whole lot of landfill from just one kid's lunch. As consumers become increasingly committed to reducing waste, retailers and manufacturers are taking heed, and as the demand for sustainable goods has increased exponentially over the past decade, so has the variety and availability of environmentally friendly products. The zero-waste lunch is catching on quick — keep reading for a selection of products that will give kids a quick lesson in sustainability along with their lunch.
Aug 12 2011 - 9:30am