Recyclable Lunchtime Packaging For School Children

There are over 492,000 primary school children in Ireland each bringing in over 2 million packed lunches weekly (or 80 million per year). Mother of four Shauna Walsh thought there must be a more environmentally friendly and easier to open method to pack the kids sandwiches.

She developed the Paper Lunch Bags. The environmentally friendly alternative, Paper Lunch Bags are made with greaseproof paper and can be reused, recycled and keep the lunch at its freshest.

Shauna Walsh has four children in ages from 4 to 14 and disliked sending them off to school with their lunches wrapped in plastic, foil or cling-film. Her youngest two found the cling-film hard to open and harder to reuse with the elder two becoming more and more conscious of their surrounding environment. 

“With nothing available in the market and schools pushing children to become more ecologically aware through the Green Flag Scheme I decided to develop my own. Luckily we already have a packing business and it was through this that I created the easy to use, environmentally friendly alternative, The Paper Lunch Bags,” she explains.

Paper Lunch Bags come in packs of 50 and are available in Superquinn, Tesco and Supervalu stores throughout the country at a recommended retail cost of Eur2.49.

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