There are lots of good options for takeout these days, but along with all that deliciousness comes a lot of waste. A company called GO Box is sending out food orders in reusable plastic containers to keep all the single-use stuff out of the garbage. Plus: kudos to Cinotti’s Bakery in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, which has been selling Hurricane Dorian-themed doughnuts ahead of the big storm.
With GO Box, you can have zero-waste takeout (Treehugger)
Hurricane Dorian: Bakery in Jacksonville, Florida and others capitalize with storm-themed doughnuts (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
From now on, the phrase “fast food wrapper” might only refer to hungry MCs.
Chances are a lot of us will eat out at some point today. There are lots of good options, but along with all that deliciousness comes a lot of waste – wrappers, napkins, straws, cups, disposable plates and utensils, those little plastic sauce packets that will probably live on much longer than any of us…
A lot of coffee shops offer discounts for customers who forego all the single-use stuff and bring in reusable cups, but if you’re eating lunch somewhere, are you really going to lug around a bunch of food containers? And given health codes, would the restaurant even want you to bring them in?
The eco-news website Treehugger reported recently on a possible solution. It’s from a company in Portland, Oregon, called GO Box.
Subscribers receive their orders in containers made of thick, food-safe, reusable plastic, and each container is checked out to the eater sort of the way that you check out a book with your library card.
You then return the container to a participating restaurant or a drop-site, it’s cleaned and sterilized and sent out again when someone else orders food.
The company only operates in a few cities so far, but they say they’ve already got dozens of restaurants involved and thousands of subscribers.
You might say people are – wait for it – hungry for greener takeout?
Kudos to Cinotti’s Bakery in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, which has been selling Hurricane Dorian-themed doughnuts.
They’re shaped like hurricanes, and on top you’ll find vanilla icing that’s been airbrushed with the same colors you’ll see on the radar.
Few people like being in the path of a hurricane, but eating one is another story.