Tips for a Waste-Free Lunch

  • Replace your disposable beverage bottle with a reusable one: Americans throw away more than 2.5 million plastic water bottles every hour! Instead of throwing away your plastic bottles after using them, try using a metal bottle or thermos to carry your water, juice, coffee, etc.
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  • Bring a cloth napkin instead of using a disposable napkin or paper towel: Even though napkins and paper towels are convenient, you can keep that extra waste out of the garbage by bringing your own cloth napkin.
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  • Buy reusable containers for your snacks and sandwiches: There are tons of options for cloth reusable sandwich and snack bags, and glass, plastic or metal containers that can be used to hold your sandwiches and snacks.
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  • Use silverware instead of plastic utensils: It’s just as easy to bring your own silverware from home that can be washed and reused instead of using plastic utensils that will have to be thrown away.
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  • Pick a no-garbage lunch carrier: A reusable cloth bag or lunch box is a great alternative to a brown paper bag that has to be thrown away.
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