Zero waste lunchboxes are easier than I imagined, promise – Essential Kids – July 2019

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I joined Greenpeace when I was 9 (although to be fair, it was my dad who paid the membership fees) I read every newsletter with dedication and never went anywhere without my rainbow pin badge. Saving the planet was important to me and I frequently bashed people round the head with the urgent need to save the rain forest.

Fast forward 30 odd years and I’m wrestling a guilty conscious as I fill up my supermarket trolley with items that put convenience (which comes wrapped in single-use plastic) over sustainably. At one point I was even buying pre-cut carrot sticks.

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