In our waste-filled lives, it’s important to do what we can to decrease the waste we’re contributing to landfill. Holy Cross College are getting in on the act and asking students and parents to pack a waste free lunch on Wednesday. What does this mean exactly?
Waste free means only packing items that can be composted or recycled and that won’t end up in the garbage bin. That means no plastic wrap, foil, zip lock bags or pre-packaged foods. Following these rules can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. First, you’ll need some containers – a lunch box with a variety of compartments works well or purchase a few smaller containers to hold different snacks. Paper bags also come in handy – they can be recycled or composted, so they don’t need to be added to the garbage.
We are in the early stages of official Waste Free Lunches and already the students are getting on board with LIFE Leaders taking photographs of some amazing waste free lunch boxes. All students have been encouraged to participate in Waste Free Wednesday as a practical, real and positive way to encourage healthy eating and teach waste minimisation. The classes with the most consistent waste free lunch tally will be receiving a prize at the end of term.
Mrs Hayley Sheppard
McCormack House Representative