It was take out night at our house and I was tired of feeling guilty for it.
Day 158: Give 158
We have a favourite sushi place like most people. A cheap and cheerful spot just down the street that makes the perfect sushi we could have any night of the week. Some nights we eat at the restaurant, (when I don’t feel like doing any dishes) and some nights we get take out. Last night was a take out night but I have one problem with the take out.
It comes in Styrofoam containers. I’m challenged with styrofoam for 2 reasons:
1) I can’t recycle it.
2) The hot dishes (like tempura) actually melt the Styrofoam slightly which makes me wonder what toxic substances are getting into our food.
Last night I came up with the perfect solution. Since I was picking up the sushi I told the restaurant on the phone when I placed my order, that I would bring my own Tupperware to transport the food home. I’m not sure if they completely understood so I headed down a few minutes early to make sure it got packed in my own glass containers instead. I have swapped all my storage containers from plastic to glass to avoid more toxins in my families bodies.
My regular sushi place now understands my request to avoid Styrofoam and is happy to accommodate me and I left feeling great about my take out.
This give was so easy. It just took a little thought and I feel like a I saved my family and the planet at the same time!
Time Commitment: 1 minute to pack up the glass tupperware
Cost: 0 ( I should have gotten a refund for saving the restaurant money!)