These past months during the pandemic have seen a sharp rise in takeout food from restaurants and other outlets. From an environmental standpoint, this has amounted to thousands of tons of waste, much of it plastic or foam products.
Lighten your load on the universe by requesting restaurants to “hold the plastic utensils” when you’re taking your food home to eat (or bring your own cutlery along).
Also, pay attention to which restaurants use biodegradable, recyclable, or reusable to-go containers. Frequent them more often and let them know that’s why you’re doing it.
Finally, ask yourself if you really need a plastic bag to carry the containers?
Random acts of greenness will go a long way!