PROTECTING our planet is a job for all of us — no matter how big or small we are. That’s why we are introducing a new column to KidzZone every month, encouraging our young readers to be more environmentally friendly.
This week Noah shares some tips and tricks on how we can make our lunch boxes more ‘green’.
Try not to use single-use plastic bottles in your lunch. Instead, use tap water to fill a reusable hard plastic or even better, metal bottle. You could even add some fruit or lemon to make it really refreshing.
Do you bring a sandwich to school? Well try not to cling on to single-use sandwich covers (cling film or sandwich bags). ‘Bee’ smart and use beeswax wrappers or a paper bag.
You know what really cheeses me off? Individual portions of cheese in single-use plastic packaging. Why not be a chip off the old block and do what our parents did? Buy a block of cheese and cut off a few slices.
Squeezable tubes of yogurt. That is an idea that is past its sell-by date! Put a scoop of yogurt from a big tub into a small container. Yes, yes, I know it’s bland but if you add some topping like maple syrup or jam it will make it taste nice. My favourite topping is strawberries — yum!
Do you ever get bored of the same old sandwiches every day? Does your mom hate throwing out leftovers after dinner? What’s the answer?! Food Flasks! When do we want them?! NOW!
Next month, on February 28, Oscar will write about the effects of global warming.