The New York Times has an interesting story about schools trying to encourage students and parents to be eco-friendly when it comes to packing lunches.
In other words: reusable sandwich bags or Tupperware instead of Ziploc.
Read the story here.
The majority of the story is about the benefits of reusable products (and why they’re a hard sell for parents) but there was one quote from a professor that surprised me. She indicates some parents would pack a kid two sandwiches, each in its own plastic bag, so they have a choice (thus increasing waste).
Seriously? Does anyone actually do that? I can’t imagine packing a child two sandwiches, assuming the other would just go to waste. I’m pretty sure that when I was a kid, I got whatever my mom felt like packing me that day.
Anyone around here moving toward eco-friendly packed lunches? Did your school encourage it, or have you made the change on your own?
Some area school districts are changing things to make school lunches healthier. Check out our story here.