Litterless Lunches: Back to School & Work with Goldilocks Wraps



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Summer vacation is coming to a close. It’s nearly time for kids to go back to school, and adults to get back to work! It’s crunch time, and most of us feel the transition even if we didn’t get to take all summer off.


This is often a time when people are frantically shopping to get kids ready for the upcoming school year. The secret to keeping it simple? Let them use what they have from last year! Unless of course they’ve grown out of certain things, like clothes, which kids will do.


But if you’re going to buy anything, definitely invest in some reusable beeswax wraps from Goldilocks Wraps to keep your kiddos lunches zero waste.


Top tip: you can get some for yourself too, you won’t regret it!


Back to School


Depending on the requirements at your kid’s school, they may already have to pack a litterless lunch. Bringing a litterless lunch is a policy in some schools, or your kids will have to come home with their wrappers and excess packaging. Regardless of whether or not they have to pack a litterless lunch, it’s the best thing to do! For the environment, and for your wallet: invest in Goldilocks Wraps, and stop buying rolls and rolls and rolls of plastic wrap and plastic baggies.




According to Goldilocks Wraps, the average person uses 2000 square feet of plastic each year. Help reduce your kid’s environmental footprint by packaging their sandwiches, snacks, fruits and veggies in Goldilocks Wraps beeswax wraps instead.


Goldilocks Wraps are an all-natural and eco-friendly alternative to plastic wrap. Each one of their wraps is handmade with love in Victoria, BC, Canada, using locally sourced beeswax. Each wrap is held to the highest of quality standards and infused with an extra dose of love. Plus, Goldilocks Wraps has some really cool patterns that you and your kiddos will love!



"But, my kids might try to throw them out anyway…"

Okay, so this is a legitimate concern. If kids are used to throwing out endless wrappers and packaging, it definitely becomes a habit to throw out anything that their food is wrapped in.



This is the perfect educational opportunity!


This is your chance to turn the tide on disposable living, and instill positive environmental values in the next generation. By having a conversation about the impacts of disposable packaging, your kid(s) will have the chance to learn the importance and value of reusing beeswax wraps.


When you take the time to show them WHY it’s important (like watching A Plastic Ocean with them), they’ll have the chance to develop the understanding for themselves about the impacts of single-use plastics. Beware: they might get so into it that they’ll be schooling you on better habits too!



Back to Work


Wait, you didn’t get all summer off? Sheesh! That’s okay, anytime is a good time to get on the litterless lunch bandwagon! Goldilocks Wraps are ideal for use in the kitchen too.

Goldilocks Wraps are perfect to preserve food, such as cut fruit and veggies, cheese that has been opened, as well as storing herbs and lettuce.


Need to cover your bowl or plate of leftovers? Or wrap you lunch on the go? Pack some snacks? Use Goldilocks Wraps to carry all these foods and more. They can be conveniently folded into different shapes that meet your needs for different foods of varying sizes.



How to look after them


They are easily maintained. Wash them in cool water with a mild dish soap, and non-abrasive dishcloth. They can be used in the fridge, but should be kept out of the freezer and not used in the oven. If you look after them well, they'll live a long life. Once it's time to replace them (say a year or two later) they can be composted in the backyard.



Give them a try!


Amy Hall founded Goldilocks Wraps, and she is passionate about zero waste living. Her goal is to help you reduce your plastic consumption. The added benefit to Goldilocks Wraps is that they will actually keep your food fresh for longer! This is perfect for reducing food waste.


Use the code ZEROWASTE15 for 15% off your purchase here. Follow Goldilocks Wraps on Instagram.

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