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Results from all FETCHers:

You guys threw out 5.5 fewer pieces of trash from your lunch than last week! Good going!

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This Week:

8,888 FETCHers each threw out, on average, 30 pieces of lunch trash.

If all these kids ate trash-free lunch, FETCHers would keep 266,640 pieces of trash from going into landfills in just one week.

So, how can you bring less trash in your lunch?

  • Use reusable fabric lunch bags or lunch boxes not paper bags.
  • Pack sandwiches in reusable wraps, bags, or containers, not plastic bags that can't be reused.
  • Pack drinks and soups in reusable containers, like a thermos or a sports bottle.
  • If you can't use reusable containers for drinks, make sure what you drink from can be recycled, like cans, paper cartons, or glass bottles.
  • If your school doesn't recycle, bring your recycling home.
  • Pack yogurt, pudding, and applesauce in reusable jars or containers instead of buying single-serving portions.
  • Buy snacks in bulk and pack them in reusable containers or bags.
  • Bring whole fruits without packaging.
  • Use stainless steel or bamboo utensils instead of disposable forks and spoons.
  • Don't pack straws or juice boxes.
  • Use cloth napkins not paper napkins.
  • Don't bring individually-packaged meals.
  • Get your friends and family to take on this challenge!

You want to do even MORE?

  • Compost left-over food at home
  • Get your school to have waste-free lunches
  • If your school doesn't recycle, start a recycling program.
  • Once you've got your school recycling, start a composting program too.

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