At a popular dine-in establishment.
“Can I ask you a favour? Can I get my meal on a plate instead of in a plastic basket. And can I get it with no foil liner?”
“They usually come in a basket.”
“I know, but I’m doing a project this year. Can I get it with no paper, no plastic, just the food?”
“Oh, you’re trying to reduce garbage?”
“Ya, that’s it. So, no paper, no plastic. Is that ok?”
“Ok. No problem.”
After which I receive a meal dutifully placed on a plate garnished with a little cup of dipping sauce made out of, you guessed it, un-numbered plastic.
I’m not sure what else to say.