Pack a waste-free lunch
Did you know that the average school-age kid tosses out an estimated 67 pounds of lunch waste during a school year? Reduce this amount of trash with reusable water bottles, food containers and utensils. Pack a washcloth instead of a paper napkin. Recycle single-use bottles and soda cans. Limit prepackaged food items. The best part: waste-free lunches will save you about $250 a school year per child.