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Pack School Lunches With DIY Eco-Love

Pack School Lunches With DIY Eco-Love

Summer is fading fast, and while it is bittersweet to say goodbye to those lazy, hazy days of summer, the start of a new school year brings expectations of new beginnings.

In my post about ditching the sandwich bags, it was noted that, “The average American school kid generates 67 pounds of discarded school lunch packaging waste per year. That is more than 18,000 pounds yearly for the average-sized elementary school.”

Why not show your children you care about them and the environment by beginning the school year with these two eco-lunch alternatives to paper and plastic lunch waste that you can make yourself?

2 DIY Projects That Help Cut School Lunch Waste

DIY Eco-Lunch Mat

These Lunch Mats, designed by Creative Kismet are just so cute. Check out how she included a reusable napkin and cutlery. Using eco-fabric or leftover scraps would be greenest choice to create these mats. Here’s the Lunch Mat tutorial.

DIY Eco-Sandwich Wrap

If you haven’t already found an ecological alternative for wrapping your child’s lunch, try making this Sandwich Wrap. Here’s the Sandwich Wrap tutorial.

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Ronnie Citron-Fink

Ronnie Citron-Fink is a writer, editor and educator. She has written hundreds of articles about sustainable living, the environment, design, and family life for websites, books and magazines. Ronnie is the creator of Econesting, and the managing editor of Moms Clean Air Force. Ronnie was named one of the Top Ten Living Green Experts by Yahoo. Ronnie lives in New York with her family.

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4:07AM PDT on May 7, 2013

Good idea thanks for sharing

6:53AM PST on Mar 6, 2013

These are great! My preschooler will be all kitted out for lunch!

11:06AM PST on Jan 16, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:13PM PST on Dec 10, 2011

very cute, but would need to be tossed in wash daily???

9:37AM PST on Nov 24, 2011

We got these reusable containers for our sandwiches. We've been using them since 6th grade or something!

4:43AM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

Great article. Thanks.

5:48AM PDT on May 31, 2011

Thanks..
These bags are so cute.

4:18PM PST on Nov 18, 2010

Thanks

7:33AM PST on Nov 18, 2010

these are great! we really try hard to not send our children with anything that isn't reusable and will have to consider making these as a holiday type project

7:35AM PDT on Oct 17, 2010

i love this idea! and now want to make these for my kids and i to take our lunches, and help save the planet!

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