Photograph by Becky Hale, Mark Thiessen

Photograph by Becky Hale, Mark Thiessen

Make a Lunch Bag

Help save the Earth with this upcycled carryall.

Want to keep trash out of landfills? Try upcycling! Start by making this resuable lunch bag from old stuff you might be ready to throw away.

The average kid throws away about 67 pounds of lunch waste each year—that’s about the same weight as an average eight-year-old boy! So before you chow down, make sure your lunch is garbage-free. By packing only what you can eat, reuse, or recycle, you'll reduce the amount of waste you contribute to landfills. Start creating a waste-free lunch by ditching the brown paper bag and making your own reusable lunch bag.