Earth Day 2014 will be here soon and with two kids in preschool I think about the amount of stuff I have to pack in their lunches everyday. True, LTD has a sweet R2-D2 lunch box and so we aren’t wasting brown bags like back in my day, but The Mommy and I are always looking for ways to reduce the amount of packaging we use. I have started making BB’s yogurt from a big container of yogurt and mixing it with fruit instead of burning throw those little yogurt cups at the rate of three or four a day.
U•Konserve cites the following: “The U.S. uses a staggering amount of the world’s resources even though we are a fraction of the world’s population. As a result, we are creating most of the global pollution problem. Every day we generate 200 million tons of trash, or 4.3 lbs. per person. Most of this trash is from our disposable lifestyle, and this convenience comes with a high cost.”
Their reusable food containers and commitment to cut down on waste in schools makes LTD’s approaching Kindergarten year a positive thing on a subject that makes me sad that he is growing up so fast.