Saturday, March 2, 2013

Shadow Lake Student Explains Waste Free Wednesdays

Do you know what waste free Wednesday is? Well, it’s when you have no garbage in your lunch every Wednesday. To have a lunch with no waste, you need to know what to you can bring. It is much better for the environment if you have a lunch with no products that go in the landfill. Finally, you might get prizes if you take an environmentally friendly lunch.
To start, I will tell you what you could bring in your lunch. You could take leftovers in a thermos, such as pasta, soup, rice, etc. Any type of fruit or vegetables could be put in reusable containers. Put your sandwich in a reusable bag or container. Last, desserts need to go in containers as well. Remember, no single- serve packages or plastic bags. Now, you know how to pack a waste free lunch!
In addition, you reduce the amount of garbage that goes in the landfill if you pack an environmentally friendly lunch! Only bring products that go in the compost or the recycling as well as reusable products (TerraCycle included.) Every time most students in your school bring no waste in their lunch only a ¼ of a garbage bag is filled instead of ½ to a whole bag being used. On top of that, almost every school in the Tahoma School District participates which helps the environment even more.
When you bring a waste free lunch you could earn a prize. If you take a lunch with no garbage, put your raffle ticket in the drawing box. If your name gets pulled at the end of the year, you will get a product made by TerraCycle!
All in all, waste-free Wednesday is an excellent way to help the environment. You know what to bring, the garbage size is reduced with your help, and you may get a prize for participating. Now that you know about waste-free Wednesday, do your part to help out the earth.

Thanks so much to Stirling at SLES for this blog post!

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