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Waste Free Wednesdays

Emerson Elementary’s Green Team is encouraging students to pack a Waste-Free Lunch every Wednesday. On our Waste-Free Lunch Days, students will be asked to bring lunches that include as many items as possible that can be eaten, reused, recycled, or composted and as few items as possible, that must be thrown away.

You can help your child pack his or her waste-free lunch by including only what your student can eat, using reusable containers or bags, or buying non-perishable foods in bulk. In planning your child’s waste-free lunch, remember: if you pack any items that need refrigeration, make sure you include a reusable ice pack to keep the items fresh.

Waste-Free Lunch Tips:
Include:

  • Sandwiches in reusable containers.
  • Whole fruits without packaging.
  • Drinks in containers that can be 
reused, such as a thermos, or 
recycled, such as a can.
  • Snacks purchased in bulk and 
brought in reusable containers.
  • Reusable ice packs.

Don’t Include:

• Individually wrapped snacks
• Plastic baggies that are not reusable • Disposable forks and spoons
• Straws

And don’t stop after just one day of packing waste-free! Pack your child a waste-free lunch every day and pack your own waste-free lunch for work.

Thank you for your support, and please help Emerson make today and every day a waste-free lunch day!

-Emerson’s Green Team