What’s The Deal With Waste-Free, Boomerang Lunch Programs? August 27, 2014 By Sara Vartanian As an elementary teacher, I’ve spent eleven years cringing at the contents of school waste bins with barely touched yogurt, bite-marked bagels, and full baggies of carrot sticks. In the primary grades, the juice boxes threaten to spill onto the classroom floor after an indoor recess. Waste-free, boomerang lunch programs are an environmental initiative you want to help your school get behind. Waste-free lunch vs. boomerang lunch A waste-free lunch, or a litterless lunch, is one where all the lunch gear is reusable from the washable cloth napkins to the refillable juice box container. It is a planet friendly way to pack your child’s lunch as it doesn’t produce the daily trash of single-use items. (more…) Hey mama, we all need a community to help us raise our babies green, so let’s keep in touch! Subscribe to my weekly Newsletter or come chat with me on Twitter. See you soon!