What is a boomerang lunch?
They are school-wide initiatives to reduce the amount of waste created by the school by ensuring that everything is brought to school is returned home by the end of the day.
How can I participate?
If your school runs this program, they will request that you pack all lunches in a way that it can be easily returned back to you to be reused. So, please consider containers that can be washed and reused!
The end result of the efforts is to educate the school and the whole community about reducing their waste on a day to day basis. Students learn that small things do make a difference! Teachers also remind students that when they bring items home parents are aware of what they like to eat and it prevents wasted food or allows parents to look for new options for future lunches!
Although it is not convenient, buying in bulk is more cost effective. Labels easily help to identify who brought it and it encourages food items with less packaging such as grapes or cucumbers!
All students and staff members of the school participate!
Please consider the environment. Many schools are either an Eco-School or want to be environmentally friendly. Our end goal is to help your child become aware of how they can make big differences in small ways. Schools who are Eco-schools are audited by children who run or participate in the eco-club at least once a year. Their goal is to try to educate their peers on how to consciously do small things that will reduce waste.
How can I prepare?
Shop in bulk and buy things that can be used over multiple days. Look for reusable containers that have multiple storage spots in them. Stainless steel containers are perfect for helping to reduce your plastic imprint and are easily washed.