Friday 18 April 2008

Visit the Eco Team's Litterless Lunch Display

The Eco Team worked hard tonight to create a Litterless Lunch display outside the lunchroom.
Thanks to all the parents, Martha, and the many kids who coloured, stamped, cut out, stapled, taped, and drew examples of what goes into our lunches:
  • "Litterless Lunches" using reusable containers, cloth napkins, and cutlery
  • "Not-so-good Lunches" using recyclable containers, paper and plastic: it still takes energy and resources to gather, transport and recycle old items into new ones -- and the resources degrade with each cycle, so recycling isn't quite as eco-friendly as reusing
  • "Landfill Lunches" using single-use items that go directly into the garbage like foil, plastic cutlery, styrofoam, and plastic baggies

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