Take Out Containers

Week 10

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Take-out Containers


Not to be dramatic, but I would probably be dead if it weren't for take-out. When I lived in New York, I had take away 4-5 times per week. Read more →

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5 Ways to Avoid Take-out Containers


You don't have to completely give up ordering take-out to make a difference. Here are five habits that can significantly reduce the amount of take away containers in your life. Read more →

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Use Take-out Containers to Make Shrinkie Dink Jewelry


Sometimes take-out is a necessity, and while some containers are recyclable, not all are. For instance salads often come in #6 plastics, but those aren't always accepted in curbside recycling. Instead of sending those #6 plastics to a landfill, you can make cute, on-of-a-kind jewelry! Read more →

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Asking a Restaurant for More Sustainable Take-out Containers


Take-out is a lifesaver for many of us, so it's not realistic to do away with it completely. Instead, we can try to make take-out containers a little more sustainable. Here is a letter template for asking your favorite take-out restaurant to switch to aluminum containers with paper board tops. Aluminum is infinitely recyclable and paper board is biodegradable, so this change could make a big difference in the amount of waste we send to landfills. Read more →