Sure, enough, I couldn’t, because it turned out to be a reusable plastic container that she had brought specifically to hold her anticipated leftovers. (The crowd goes wild, cheering for waste free dining)
Make no mistake. My girlfriends have all known about the Clean Bin Project and about my tendency to carry reusable containers in my purse for some time now. And we meet for dinner every month or two. But this is the first time that this is the first time that this particular friend has come prepared for leftovers.
I’m not taking full credit for this event, but I do want to point to the fact that she specifically showed me her container. This Clean Bin Project thing might have some teeny tiny influence out there after all.
So what about you? Are you the kind of person who intends to avoid takeout containers, but somehow ends up with them anyway. Or are you are the kind of person who has a container in your bag right now.
In either case, you should check out Take Out With Out. They’re running a campaign to reduce restaurant waste.
Their slogan is “fill your stomach not the landfill”, and what with their blog, facebook group, and twitter feed, it’s kind of a combination how to/support group for avoiding take out containers.
It’s pretty new, mind you, (the website launched Jan 1, 2010) so some of the pages are looking a tad stark, but if you have a picture or a story to tell about take out, or if you’re a restaurant trying to do the right thing, then these guys want to know about it.
Whether you use plastic, metal or glass, let 2010 be the year when yon’t forget your container!