3. Buy in bulk
Individually sized chip bags, yogurt cups and juice pouches create a lot of waste – even if you can recycle some of these packaging products locally.
To make your lunch waste free, skip the small sizes and shop in the bulk food aisle for snacks like pretzels, nuts and dried fruits or buy items like yogurt and juice in family-size portions. Then re-pack the snacks in reusable food storage containers and the drinks in a thermos or reusable water bottle.
Buying in bulk is also more economical: According to Laptop Lunches, a company that makes waste-free lunch kits, avoiding single-serving products and buying in bulk can save you around $245 per person annually.
You can further cut out packaging waste by adding fresh seasonal fruit to your lunch: It’s good for your health, and your leftovers will be compostable.