Waste-Free Lunch Wednesdays
Waste-Free Lunch Wednesday
In an effort to engage Bellevue students in small environmental initiatives that can have a big impact, our school will be participating Waste-Free Lunch Wednesday Challenge, organised by Bellevue School’s Earth Club as part of our Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) program. The challenge will take place on each Wednesday of November.
Around 2.6 trillion pounds of garbage goes to the dumps each year. That’s the weight of 7,000 Empire State Buildings. Most of this garbage is put under ground to decompose, but it takes a very long time. If it happens to be buried, it doesn’t always mean that it’s gone. The plastic may never decompose and the chemicals may drain from rain and go into rivers where not only we drink water, but even animals that will get poisoned since animals don’t have filters.
On each Wednesday in November, the Earth Club members will weigh the garbage bag of each classroom. The classroom with the less amount of garbage will win the challenge!
Wednesday, November 8, 15, 22 & 29
Please support our waste-free challenge by following the tips listed below:
- Get children to help pack lunches with healthy foods.
- Only pack as much food as your child will eat.
- Use a reusable lunch bag/box for carrying a lunch.
- Use a refillable bottle for drinks
- If you choose to use a single-serving container, please make sure it is recyclable.
- Put sandwiches, muffins, etc. in reusable containers, instead of plastic bags. Label them with your child’s name so they have a better chance of coming home.
- Avoid pre-packaged, single-serve portions of snacks.
- Put re-usable napkins in your child’s lunch box.
- Prepare extra food at dinnertime and use the leftovers for lunches. Minimize the morning rush by packing lunches the night before and refrigerating overnight.