27 Aug '11, 10am

The Decline of the Plastic Bag: Waste-Free School Lunches | Care2 Causes

The Decline of the Plastic Bag: Waste-Free School Lunches | Care2 Causes

Someday in the not-so-distant future, children could well be asking their parents about the meaning of the phrase “brown-bagging it.” In the US, schools are increasingly requesting, if not requiring, students to use eco-friendly, reusable lunch containers rather than bringing pb & j in plastic bags and drinks in single-unit packaging. As the New York Times notes, schools are adopting eco-friendly policies with enthusiasm, and not only to teach students about going green: Many of the schools are pushing waste-free lunches, where everything must be either compostable or reusable, in an effort to reduce garbage and the cost of hauling it away. Others are requiring that students bring reusable gear because even though the upfront cost is higher, it tends to be cheaper over the course of the year. “We try to be sensitive to keeping costs down for families,” said Emily Hyde, ass...

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care2.com 27 Aug '11, 6pm

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care2.com 27 Aug '11, 2am

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care2.com 21 Aug '11, 7pm

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