How to pack a school lunch while measuring your garbage at the same time… Does it have to be difficult, cost extra money or considered a chore?. Absolutely not!
By simply utilizing the food containers collecting dust in your cabinets will cut down tremendously on the amount of plastic normally added to your local dump. Luckily my family lives near a brand-named grocery store that has made available to its customers a giant metal dumpster that will only accept plastics the waste management company will not.
Now I understand nearly all of your food containers will be made of some sort of plastic and that’s okay for now, use them! It wouldn’t make any sense to recycle perfectly good food containers in order to spend your hard earned money on new ones. Use what you have and dispose of them properly when the time comes.
The company that picks up the garbage in my city supplies free recycling containers so I can recycle my paper, metal cans and plastics. Unfortunately they only accept plastics #1 & #2 and nearly every food container is a #4, #5 or #7 so be sure to locate the recycling triangle on the bottom.
If you are “In The Market” for new food containers Amazon has some pretty good selections for metal lunch boxes
as well as biodegradable plastic containers. Unfortunately I’m very leery of the plastic selection ever since diapers claimed to be biodegradable…
So if you’d like to see how I limit the amount of plastics my family throws away check out my video, Measure Your Garbage While Packing A School Lunch