August 24th, 2010

Reduce the Garbage-Switch to a Sustainable Lunch Box

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Through August 31, 2010 Kids Konserve is offering Groovy Green Livin readers a 15% discount on all products -just enter the code “groovy” at check out.

Wow! It is hard to imagine that children’s lunches create more than 3.5 billion pounds of garbage each year, which amounts to a crazy 18,760 pounds of trash annually from an average sized elementary school.  If you pull apart a typical lunch box you will find a sandwich in a plastic baggie, all sorts of individually wrapped snacks, possibly some fruit and a drink container.  Once lunch is over each of these wrappers and containers end up in the garbage can.

How can we minimize the amount of garbage kids create through their school lunch? Kids Konserve is a site dedicated helping cut down on the Earth’s ever growing garbage pile. They offer an alternative to disposable packaging through their reusable products. One of my favorites is the Waste Free Lunch Kit, which provides everything you will need for one waste free lunch box.  You can also purchase reusable items such as reusable napkins, stainless steel containers, snak paks and sandwich cozys, a la carte.

I am thinking of ordering a few stainless steel mini containers and a few non-toxic ice packs to add to my supply of reusable items.

Also be sure to check out their Waste-Free Challenge for schools.  What a great way to work as a community to educate people about the reasons to reuse and work together to reduce the amount of waste.

Disclosure: I did not receive any compensation for writing this post.  Kids Konserve did approach me to offer a discount to my readers. I have not tried these products, but am looking forward to adding them to my ever-growing supply of reusables.

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I’m Lori Popkewitz Alper, a recovering attorney, mom of three and the Founder of Groovy Green Livin. I hope you'll join me as I continue on my journey to live a healthy life. Along the way I just might stop to make some noise about issues that affect the health and safety of our families. Come along with me as I fight for a safer world for all of us. Together we'll discover that simple, small changes in your life can lead to a non-toxic, healthier lifestyle and a greener planet.

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