Stu­dents Think Sus­tain­ably For Waste Free Lunch Day

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Feature Article -

Thou­sands of stu­dents from 18 Hills schools have opted against us­ing pa­per and plas­tic wrap­pers on their lunches to cel­e­brate Waste Free Lunch Day.

The an­nual cel­e­bra­tion of sus­tain­abil­ity en­cour­ages stu­dents, staff and par­ents to think about creat­ing lunch boxes that re­sult in no waste.

Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne said she hoped Waste Free Lunch day was habit-form­ing.

“Teach­ing stu­dents that they can make more en­vi­ron­men­tally-friendly lunch choices will en­cour­age them to get into good habits,” Mayor Byrne said.

“More of­ten than not we use un­nec­es­sary amounts of pack­ag­ing and where pos­si­ble that should be avoided.”

Stu­dents were also en­cour­aged to only use foods that were to be eaten in full or able to be com­posted, along with re­us­able uten­sils.

“I’m glad to see stu­dents at schools like St Michael’s at Baulkham Hills en­thu­si­as­ti­cally par­tic­i­pat­ing in this fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive.”

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