Packing a meal for your kid is an important task that you do every day. Beside you must pack food that has all nutrients that your child need, you must pay attention on the amount of possible waste. Children don’t know how to care about the environment, so they may throw away waste somewhere where it is forbidden. The first thing you should do is to talk with your child and explain him why and how much the nature is important. The second thing is related to the lunchbox. There are many ways that can help you in packing the eco-friendly meal.
As you may believe, the first thing you will need is lunch containers. There are a lot of different options. Some of them are made from recycled materials, some from stainless steel and some from plastic. Anyway, the important is to choose a lunch container that is non-disposable. The next step is to stop using those plastic and paper bags. You cannot use them every day, so you will make more waste. You should know that plastic bags cannot be dissolved in the nature, so they will be forever around you.
Utensils and napkins should be made from a material that can be returned home and re-washed. Your child can use them very long. There are many different types of cutlery made from stainless steel, bamboo or bpa-free plastic.
Equally important is a type of food your child is carrying in his lunchbox. You must avoid junk food and fast-food. On the other side, organic food is the safest option and the healthiest option. It is a bit more expensive, but I believe you can afford it.