TakeOutWithOut Says No to Paper and Plastic
Americans toss out enough paper and plastic cups, forks and spoons every year to circle the equator an astonishing 300 times, and the folks at TakeOutWithOut are trying to do something about it! The group formed to convince restaurants to encourage and accommodate people who bring their own containers.
TakeOutWithOut lives by 3 important rules:
- ReFuse Unnecessary Stuff - When taking out, refuse the unnecessary packaging! Think about the spoons, forks, straws, and napkins that you get served and ask yourself before accepting all these items, "Do I really need all of this?"
- ReTake Your Own Reusables - Bring your own reusables (BYOR). You can bring your own containers, straws, cutlery, mugs, bottles, and even your own bag.
- ReConsider Your Habits - Reconsider and readjust your habits and adopt healthier eating strategies - it might be challenging at first - but it will save you time, money, your health, and our world. The bonus? You'll feel like an eco-hero and will inspire others around you to follow suit.
- Enjoy your food, save your money, improve your health and help our planet! Together with TakeOutWithOut, we will reduce waste dramatically and will be raising awareness to the outrageous amount of unnecessary waste that is created everyday.
Join the campaign to reduce restaurant waste here.