All Wrapped Up

In this activity you will investigate the types of packaging used in your lunch and identify them as reusable or not. Make sure you have a typical packed lunch with you!



  • Review the terms reduce, reuse and recycle (below). 
  • Open your lunch and examine the packaging of each item. Sort the items into reusable, not reusable or unsure. Count how many are in each category.   
  • Watch the video Plastic Packaging (below) 
  • Look at each item in your lunch again. How can you reduce the number of not reusable / unsure items?
  • Complete the quiz below.
  • Make a poster that encourages people to use less packaging in their lunches. Take a picture and submit it to your teacher.


Extra resources Reduce Reuse Recycle