It's all systems go, for the slippery slide towards Christmas. Izzys class is straight into it next week, with a week of swimming lessons. Rehearsal is well underway for the end of year concert for gymnastics too. I'm on the committee this year, so I am going to busy with this as well.
This first day back Nude Food Day, today, the 17th of October. Nude Food Day aims to raise awareness of healthy food choices and reducing waste for a healthier planet.
It's just a normal week for this household though. I've packed Nude Food lunch box since Izzy was in Kindy.
Last year, Isabel was called up to the front of assembly with her lunch box, because for the whole week, she had accumulated NO waste. That means no unnecessary packaging or wrapping.
This benefits in so many ways-
- Reduces costs of waste removal for the school
- Creates less pollution by using reusable containers, instead of one time use zip lock bags or wrappings
- Reduces rubbish for landfill, creating a healthier planet
- Saves money. Instead of buying individual packets, buy in bulk and use reusable containers
- healhier lunchboxes = healthier kids.
To acheive this, I use a Nude Food lunch box. It has seperate compartments and containers for food storage, eliminating the need for wrappings.
I buy in bulk packets, like sultanas, biscuits and popcorn for example. I then fill the small containers from the bigger packets, instead of lots of small packets, reducing waste.
I do bake on occassion, and try to add fresh fruits and veggies, like carrot and celery sticks.
If I add something like a muesli bar, I unwrap it first and then add it to the lunchbox. It's habit. I am weird I know.
What are you doing to reduce waste at your place?