When you order your takeout food from restaurants, remember to request that your order not include throw-away plastic utensils, condiments, or paper napkins if you’re eating at home, since you do not need any of those items.

If you are preparing to travel, consider packing your own reusable utensils to avoid taking non-recyclable plastic when ordering take-out food.

Also remember to take a reusable container with you before you leave your home to dine at a restaurant in case you want to bring home any leftovers. Green Newton encourages you to take actions of this kind that can help to reduce plastic waste and help our environment.