Thursday, April 1, 2010

field trip lunch

This is a sad sight, folks.

My 2nd grader has a field trip today. The school always asks that all field trip lunches are completely disposable. Ugh.

fieldtriplunch

So Magoo took a sliced orange in a zip top baggie, strawberries in a zip top baggie, Wheat Thins in a zip top baggie, a cereal bar and a box of chocolate milk. This was all packed in a paper lunch bag.

The destination of the field trip?
A tour of a landfill and then a recycling center.

Now, if that's not the height of irony, I don't know what is.
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6 comments:

The Planet Pink said... [Reply to comment]

That is classic.

Ren said... [Reply to comment]

Hi! I just discovered your blog and I'll be back often :o) I'm fascinated with the bento idea, primarily because it's cute but also because the variety principle appeals to me.

And yes, I snorted out loud when I read the "punch line" of this post.

Happy bento-ing and keep those lovely posts coming!

Otiiva said... [Reply to comment]

That's the saddest post, ever.

Rach said... [Reply to comment]

Hi! I know this is an old post, but you don't have to use plastic bags to pack a disposable lunch. If I need a bag, I use wax paper bags, bought from my local health food store, or I make a little pouch out of wax paper or parchment. I haven't bought plastic bags in years!

~Rachel

aznlily95 said... [Reply to comment]

Wow..that is just ironic, and are they at least recycled when they are disposed of?

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

aznlily, I sincerely doubt it. :(

Rach, that is a good idea. Our plastic bag consumption is very low at our house, but I can't see getting rid of them completely. I do store raw meat in them for freezing (we buy meat in bulk).

I also find the plastic baggies are the only way to store opened packs of fruit leather without it drying out. Of course that one baggie I use for that purpsose will last me months. LOL

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