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10 Tips for ''Green'' School Lunches

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Green school lunch ideas, bamboo utensils

Use Reusable or Bamboo Utensils


Plastic cutlery may not seem to create too much waste, but Americans use an estimated 40 billion plastic utensils each year. Plastic utensils are not biodegradable, and plastic incineration produces greenhouse gases. If sending your child to school with your nice silverware is out of the question, invest in a cheap set of metal flatware dedicated to school lunches, or buy a bunch of bamboo flatware, which is reusable and made from a highly renewable resource. If your child accidentally tosses it in the trash, no big deal!

NexT: Pack in Reusable Containers

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