Next time you go dining bring your own packaging

23 Feb

My friend Divium tackled me about the immense use of unsustainable take-away packaging used by food chains in South Africa (it’s almost all styrofoam!). This one is especially for you, Divium!

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Hunter Moyes, chef at the Waldorf Hotel in Vancouver BC started off The Tiffin Project about 5 months ago. You buy a stainless steel lidded food container, you use it in participating restaurants for your take-away (earning yourself a discount), you enjoy your take-away without contributing to landfill & resource depletion. A portion of the tiffin-proceeds goes to improving sourcing at the participating restaurants. Simple?

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One Response to “Next time you go dining bring your own packaging”

  1. Truida Prekel February 23, 2013 at 08:07 #

    Hi Carola – great idea. And I’m sure we can take our own containers for many other things we go to buy. Reminds me of a restaurant in Lafayette Indiana, that – if you asked for a Doggy bag, had a cute “people’s bag” with a person standing on his knees, begging the dog for the left-over. Long live the take-homes and after-taste of a too-ample good meal!

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