Everyday Green Tips

Lunchbox Project

Ordering lunch to-go in your own, reusable container (like Tupperware) can prevent a ton of plastic waste from ending up in landfills, gutters, and the ocean. 93% of plastic in the U.S. is NOT recycled, but rather ends up in the landfill.

The Lunchbox Project is simple and effortless. Leave a reusable container at the office and there’s no forgetting. The Lunchbox Project promotes your local economy by encouraging people to patronize nearby restaurants, while also providing cost savings for businesses as disposable containers become a thing of the past.

Check out http://lunchboxprojectsf.tumblr.com/ to learn about how we're promoting the Lunchbox Project in San Francisco for Earth Day!

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    elisabethb

    For your reusable container, consider a sturdy glass bowl with plastic lid (e.g., Pyrex) instead of plastic Tupperware. In addition to using your glass dish for lunch to-go, bring it also along as a "doggie bag" when having dinner at a restaurant.

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    I of course totally love this idea and have tried to put it into practice before. I ran into resistance from certain restaurants because of health code liability concerns. Food going away from their establishments that could in some unknown way have food contamination due to the provided dishware might come back to haunt them as a legal liability. I don't know what needs to happen in order to make this idea work in practice, but this is a small question to be addressed.

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