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Reusable sandwich and snack packs: One less plastic sandwich bag in a landfill October 6, 2010

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Lunchskins

snackTaxi

I recently came across Lunchskins and snackTaxi after doing a search on reusable sandwich bags. The thick cotton which is coated with a food-safe polyurethane liner provides a durable and multi-use product that is also dishwasher friendly and has a velcro seal. With  various sizes and multiple designs, it is a great topic starter about the detrimental use of plastic sandwich bags.

More than 20 MILLION sandwich bags find their way into landfills every day. With such a staggering fact we need to take the matter into our own hands and start using alternatives to plastics.

Both companies offer whole sale purchases and is a perfect fundraiser for schools. Educate the community about the gravity of plastic and start thinking about other ways to keep plastics out of landfills!

 

October 9th is National Costume Swap Day October 4, 2010

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The lifespan of a child’s Halloween costume is probably 2-5 hours. After October 31st has passed what happens to them? Anything is better than ending up in a landfill.

National Costume Swap Day was started by Green Halloween, “a non-profit, grassroots community initiative to create healthier and more Earth-friendly holidays, starting with Halloween. It began in the Seattle area in 2007 with backers such as Whole Foods Market and was such a huge success that in 2008, the initiative expanded nation-wide.”

Swapping or exchanging a costume can “reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 TONS a year or equal to the weight of 2,500 mid size cars.” It instills eco values to young children and community about the importance of reusing costumes rather than throwing them out.

Visit the site to find out more about the initiative and where the closest Swap is to you.