Saturday, January 6, 2018

Getting rid of take-out containers

Lots of cities and corporations are pursuing zero waste as a strategy. According to this article, 30% of  our wastestream is packaging. To-go containers are often not recyclable or compostable. The University of California Irvine found switching to reusable containers was easy. This could work in many settings where customers often return to the same place.

Around a third of campus meals, about 350,000 are taken to-go every year. The difference now is that students take them in reusable containers that are returned, washed, and used again.
 Takeout creates a lot of trash. It doesn't have to. - Vox https://apple.news/AprtBk5K1SMKW49PcmQOKoA

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