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16 simple ways to reduce plastic waste

lunchbox with plastic sandwich bags

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Pack a greener lunch

If your lunchbox is full of disposable plastic containers and sandwich bags, it's time to make a change for the greener. Instead of packing snacks and sandwiches in bags, put them in reusable containers you have at home, or try lunch accessories like reusable snack bags or the Wrap-N-Mat. You can also opt for fresh fruit instead of single-serving fruit cups, and buy items like yogurt and pudding in bulk and simply put a portion in a reusable dish for lunch.