Back to school means back to packing lunches. If not everyday, we at least have to pack a lunch or two for field trips and special outings.
When we pack lunches for field trips, the school asks that everything in the lunch be disposable so the kids can toss the bag and don't have to worry about bringing anything back with them. I think its a great idea.
I prepare for this throughout the year by keeping any of the plastic forks and spoons that we get with takeout food. They make perfect throw-aways for lunches and some even come with napkins wrapped with them. I figure they are figured into the price of the meal we buy anyways, and if we eat at home, we can just use our silverware and keep this stuff for when it is really needed.