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How I Reduce Plastic Waste in My Kid's Lunchbox

I Want to Reduce My Kids' Lunchbox Waste — Here Are the 6 Products I'm Using to Do It

How I Reduce Plastic Waste in My Kid's Lunchbox
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Let me start off by saying that I care deeply about the environment and am working hard to instill a sense of pride in caring for the Earth in my kids. But I can also admit that I am far (oh-so far) from perfect. But when my oldest son began kindergarten two years ago, the start of school brought with it new challenges in our attempts at being green(ish).

I knew I'd be packing his lunch each day. I also knew that would bring along with it a lot of plastic waste in the form of so many baggies. I decided to inch my shade of green a tad darker and cut sandwich bags entirely from his lunches. Instead, I invested in a few reusable lunch-packing items to tote food back and forth. The cost was definitely more than I would have spent on sandwich bags for the year, but these items are well made, and they will all still be in rotation when he returns to school this year. Keep reading to see what I found to be worth the investment.

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