It’s back-to-school time which often means new uniforms, shoes and more all of which have an impact on the environment and your pocket.
This week we focus on packed lunches and as ever, there’s a saving to help you take your next sustainable step.
Preparing lunch for work or school can seem time-consuming during a busy week of balancing the demands of everyday life, work, and family.
Choosing a ready-made or school meal is generally regarded as the most convenient option.
However, allocating time to prepare a packed lunch for school or work has a lot of environmental, health, and cost advantages that should make it your go-to option for your lunchtime break.
As ready-made lunches continue to be popular, the amount of single-use plastic packaging in circulation continues to harm the environment.
In a deep dive into the issue, WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) discovered that plastic packaging accounts for nearly 70% of our plastic waste.
This has led to the need for the UK Plastics Pact to be launched, which aims to make 100% of plastic packaging recyclable, reusable, or compostable by 2025.