Sometimes I really like stumbling onto a good article so I can throw it up on the blog and hear your responses. This article over on Treehugger was one such article. The story goes something like this:
A school in Canada decided to start requiring litterless lunches, allowing only reusable containers and water bottles. Juice boxes, which become trash as soon as kids are done with them, do not fit the criteria for the litterless lunch program, so they banned them. While the school does offer a recycling program, here’s what they had to say about the fate of most juice boxes:
“Kids don’t understand how to dispose of juice boxes. They put them in the garbage instead of recycling them. Wrong. They put them in the recycling but forget to remove the straw. Wrong. They put them in the recycling but they’re still half full. Wrong. They leave them on the floor in the lunchroom. Wrong.”
Their passion for being anti-juice boxes made me laugh for some reason, although you all know I’m a big supporter of reducing waste!! So now I want to know what your thoughts are on this. Does it annoy you when schools tell you what you can and cannot pack for your kids (aside from allergy triggering foods like peanuts, obviously)? Do you think the school is overstepping their bounds? Do you think it’s an awesome step in the right direction when it comes to reducing waste? Do you think juice boxes are nothing but boxes of sugar that make kids crazy hyper so you think this is awesome 2-fold?
On Team Juice Box or Team Zero Waste?
Peace out girl scout,