Boomerang Lunches at Westminster Public School
School lunches are a major source of waste in Ontario – the average student’s lunch generates a total of 30 kilograms of waste per school year, or an average of 8,500 kilograms of waste per school per year. With your assistance, we can make a great contribution to reducing waste, every day.
As part of our Eco Schools initiatives, Westminster Public School will participate in an initiative called Boomerang Lunches in order to reduce the amount of waste we throw away. A boomerang is a curved piece of wood that when thrown will return to the thrower.
A boomerang lunch is when everything in the lunch goes back home at the end of the day, no matter if its leftover food (which can be composted), containers, recycles or garbage. Examples include: leftover food, banana peels and apple cores, recyclables and garbage
Boomerang Lunch Tips
· - Use a reusable container for packing snacks and meals (The dollar store carries reusable containers and lunch bags). No plastic wrap, Ziploc bags or tin foil.
· - Cut fruit/vegetables into pieces so that some can be eaten at lunch and some can be saved for a snack later
· - Reusable drink bottle
· - Cutlery to wash and re-use
· - Cloth napkin to wash and re-use
Westminster P.S. will be measuring the reduction of food waste for the remainder of the school year. Let’s make a difference and make boomerang lunches a success!