We all know how bad takeaway coffee cups are for the environment, and so most of us switched to re-useable cups. But, now the focus has turned to take away containers.
Obviously, we basically live on takeaway and a lot of it comes from UberEats or Deliveroo, but sometimes (I’d hazard a guess at around 2 times a week) we head out to pick it up ourselves and save a pesky delivery fee. Now, the revolution is coming, and we’re going to start bringing our own containers for our takeaways.
Plastic and polystyrene waste doesn’t go away – it goes into our waterways and oceans, as Kim Maisch of Trashless Takeaway told us: “It is estimated that around eight million tonnes of plastic enter the world’s oceans each year, and it has been shown that vast numbers of marine species ingest micro-plastics – enabling toxins to enter our food chain and exposing us to potentially serious health problems.”
Trashless Takeaway is an online directory and map of all Australian restaurants, cafes and takeaway joints that encourage their customers to BYO their own reusable containers to put their food orders in; with almost 500 businesses across Australia already listed on the site. Some even offer discounts to incentivise their patrons to provide their own containers.
There are several Adelaide establishments listed on the directory, such as Central Market/Gouger destinations Let Them Eat, Goodies & Grains and Pure Vegetarian. Hip Melbourne St cafe E For Ethel is also on the list. You can also head long to Raw & More Nourishing Cafe, The Simple Market, Cafe Hilton & more.
The site is updated by users, so if you know of a takeaway joint that deserves to be celebrated for their environmental consciousness, head over to the Trashless Takeaway site to include them in the directory.
Just FYI, we also reckon this is the perfect chance to pick yourself up some totally adorable lunchboxes.
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Uber Eats and ready-to-go meals are convenient but what about all that wasted packaging? Instead, ask where you get food on-the-go to #passonplastic and put it in your reusable container. It could be some salads, an Indian curry, rice, samosas and naan, Chinese dishes, or desserts! These enamel containers are containers and a bag in one with that little handle for you to carry it! But if you already have something you can use from home or work, use that! Colourful 4-tier small $40 Green 2-tier large $40 White 3-tier large $45 +postage from $7.95 PM or email to order 😎 #byocontainer #trashlesstakeaway #lovefoodhatewaste #plasticfreeliving #ditchthedisposables #singleusesucks #usewhatyouhave 💚🌏 Laura