Reducing lunchtime waste.
According to Natural Resources Canada, the average North American will produce 600 times their own weight in garbage over their lifetime. A 68kg person will leave behind a 40,825 trash legacy. By altering daily practices, such how an individual packs their lunch for school or work, a significant amount of waste can be prevented from entering the landfill.
Students will be able to:
- Identify the waste that they are personally responsible for.
- Identify the collective amount of waste produced by their school’s students and staff.
- Establish goals for waste reduction within their classroom and for the entire school.
- Engage with their own families and their community about packing a litter free lunch and help to create easy and effective waste reduction strategies for their classroom and home.
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