Tuesday, February 23, 2010

TakeOutWithOut - Forgo the Food Packaging

I heard about this new campaign recently called TakeOutWithOut and decided this was a must share.
The Mission: Enabling people & restaurants to reduce restaurant waste by forgoing excess food packaging.
A few thoughts on why this is so sweet:
1) I don’t need 50 napkins every time I buy a burrito.
2) If I’m grabbing take out and going home, I don’t need a plastic (or even a biodegradable) fork. There’s no need to waste the fork and metal tastes better in my mouth anyway.
3) There’s a reason 6-packs were built with handles – that way you can carry them back to your house/car/apartment/bike? without the plastic bag.
4) I’m sick of the awkward stares I get from cashiers (even in San Francisco – heart of green) every time I refuse a bag, cutlery, napkins, condiments… the list goes on.
4b) I’m sorry to admit that some of these confused stares (or maybe just a ‘not wanting to deal them’ attitude) have been bad enough that I’ve actually taken the excess packaging… which is obviously the worst way to go.
So needless to say – go ToWo. I’m still dubious of the “glass straws” you’re pushing (I’m not a straw biter, but it just seems dangerous) – everything else I’m on board with though.
(ps – just because we’re helping businesses switch over to compostable food ware or other products, doesn’t mean it’s not important to reduce or reuse first. don’t forget that.)

2 comments:

  1. Useful post. Enjoyed reading the article. Actually, it explains everything in detail, the article is very interesting and effective. Thanks, and good luck for the upcoming articles. Mylar Bags Wholesale Online

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for taking the time to share this informative article here. Reading your article I got numerous valuable information about food packaging. Luxury Handbags Online

    ReplyDelete