Climate change is happening right now and we can all make small changes to contribute towards a better planet. Why not start by making your child’s lunch box eco-friendly? We’ve put together some simple and affordable ideas to help you:
There are various lunch boxes that have been specifically designed to be eco-friendly. These can also be really affordable too and you can purchase these from supermarkets or online. Take a look at this Bamboo Fibre Lunchbox for one option.
If you’re on a mission to find a new lunch box, look out for these types that will have a positive impact on the environment. - Bamboo - Stainless steal - Recycled materials - Silicone
Reusable sandwich and snack bags
This is a great way to save you some pennies and help the environment!
You can buy reusable bags from most grocery stores and online, such as Amazon. There are lots of different designs to make their lunch box exciting. More people are switching to using these little bags to cut down on plastic usage that has a negative impact on our environment. These are usually made from silicone or cloth and can be easily cleaned and reused. Eco gift company, Protect the Planet have loads of great eco-friendly reusable sandwich wrapping options for lunch boxes and picnics.
Eco friendly water bottles
Did you know, according to the BBC 1 million water bottles are bought every minute, that’s 20,000 per second?
Reusable water bottles are becoming more and more popular, having a positive impact! There are many reasons why we should swap our non-reusable plastic water bottles: - Reduces plastic waste - You support local water district - Saves money - Reduces potential toxins leaked into water
Buy organic foods
You can buy organic food from your local markets and many supermarkets including Waitrose. Not only are organic foods good for the environment they’re also good for your body due to having more beneficial nutrients.
Reusable utensils are great alternative to using plastic cutlery that you throw away after one use. These are also really easy to clean and chuck in your bag or lunch box without taking up any room.