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.”
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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