Your Ultimate Guide to Packing a Litterless Lunch

Make lunchtime more eco-friendly this school year with litterless lunch gear your kids will love

According to data from the Recycling Council of Ontario, the average student’s lunch can generate 30 kg of waste over the course of a school year. That’s roughly 66 pounds of garbage, per kid! With that in mind, it’s no wonder that so many schools are adopting a litterless lunch policy in an effort to minimize waste.

The idea behind a litterless lunch is very simple: keep garbage to a minimum by packing food and drinks in reusable containers. If this is your first year sending your wee one to school with a litterless lunch, don’t sweat it! With a little planning, you’ll find that litterless lunches are as beneficial to your family as they are to the environment—you’ll end up saving money in the long run, which is always a bonus!

Here are 11 essential items that will help you master litterless lunches. And once you’re all geared up, don’t forget to check out our awesome school lunch recipes for some lunch-packing inspiration.

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