When shopping for our family we have made small changes that make a big difference in the amount of plastic waste we create as a family. Two years ago we completely stopped using plastic baggies for snacks and school lunches. We also began to (consistently) bring our reusable shopping bags to the grocery store, bakery, and local farmers market to carry home our shopping items. By using Dalcini containers, which are durable and easy to maintain, I found that sliced fruit and veggies stayed fresher than in the plastic baggies. For hot soup, chili or oatmeal, we found Thermos brand Funtainers the best for keeping food hot and ready to eat, even at second nutrition break. These small changes to our daily routine and lunch time preparation have reduced not only our food waste but also the amount of garbage we generate each week.
This year we are extending our wastelessness to our upcoming Canada Day celebrations. We are choosing items for our annual BBQ that have made a commitment to reducing food waste like River Road Bakehouse. River Road Bakehouse launched in 2017 to create European-style artisanal bread that is both high quality and also affordable. River Road Bakehouse products include baguettes, buns, rolls, and loaves. Operating in zero food waste facilities, River Road Bakehouse is committed to eliminating food waste with their #RoadToZeroFoodWaste program.
Working with the Food Waste Experts from River Road Bakery, we have developed a Canada 150 Survival Kit filled with tools to reduce create a zero food waste Canada Day celebration and all summer long!
Included in your River Road Bakehouse #RoadToZeroFoodWaste basket is:
- RRBH FREE Bread Delivery Token
- RRBH $1 OFF Coupon
- RRBH Duffle Bag
- RRBH Lunchbox
- RRBH Food Waste Cheat Sheet
- Canada Day Plush Moose
- Canada Day Lunchbox
- Canada Day Picnic Blanket
- Canada Day Hat
- Tupperware Containers
- Compostable Garbage Bags
Tomorrow is Canada’s 150 Birthday, are you ready to celebrate? Enter to win today: