It is common knowledge that styrofoam equals sustainability's nemesis. When I am forced to take home an entirely too large take-home box after a meal out, I cringe. To solve this, I take a tough, non leaking, Tupperware with me when I eat out now. It's medium sized to fit about any leftovers and I don't feel guilty when I see it in the fridge. I can clean and reuse of course.
On a personal note, yes, you do get a few funny looks, but more of intrigue than despise. :) Maybe you'll inspire other people through your actions.
Source: When I was traveling in Europe this was a must because they don't even have to go containers to offer. Always a step ahead, them Europeans.
By wishsparkle from Greensboro, NC
That really is a great idea! Never thought of that!
This is one of the best tips I've seen yet!
Definitely ingenious! My personal twist might be to take mid-to-large ZipLoc baggies, with those tough, easy-slide zippers. Might work well for less-messy leftovers, especially for someone with a smaller purse. (That isn't me, btw...)
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