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Win a waste-free lunchkit

More schools than ever are introducing waste-free lunch initiatives to help reduce waste and educate students about recycling and environmental stewardship

According to the Recycling Council of Ontario, the average student's lunch generates a total of 30 kilograms of waste per school year, or an average of 8,500 kilograms (18,700 pounds) of waste per school per year.

This fall, back-to-school shopping for many parents will include a search for the coolest kid-friendly lunch gear.

Skip the spend and enter to win this reusable lunch kit featuring the season's latest in litterless lunch products from local eco boutique Lavish & Lime.

You could win your choice of a PVC-free cotton canvas insulated lunch bag from six different designs plus a set of boy-or girlthemed lunch gear from Kids Konserve, including a sweat-free, non-toxic ice pack made from recycled plastic bottles, an insulated food jar for pastas and soups plus a trio of stainless steel nesting containers with coloured lids, all valued at more than $100.

Answer the following question and this $100 wastefree lunch kit could be yours!

Why is packing a wastefree lunch important to you?

Email your answer to dlancaster@nsnews.com with "Lunch Kit Giveaway" in the subject line. Or you can drop it by the Lavish & Lime warehouse shop at 272 East 1st Street, North Vancouver.

Plus, do any of the following and be sure to tell us about your entry.

- Like the North Shore News on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

- Like Lavish & Lime on their Facebook page or follow Lavish & Lime on Twitter.

One entry per person. The winner will be chosen in a random draw. Deadline for entries is midnight PST Wednesday, Aug. 31. The winner will be notified by Friday, Sept. 2. Open to Canadian residents only. Good luck!

Check the lunch kits out at www.lavishandlime.com or see them in person at Lavish & Lime's Cool Back to School Warehouse shopping event this Tuesday, Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event will include door prizes and kids' activities plus product specialists and a teacher will be on site to answer your back-to-school questions.