Tuesday, February 26, 2013

No Waste Wednesday #9–A Stumble, It Happens

Reference:  2013 Resolution posted 12/31/2012

takeoutcontainerOver the last two months we have made great strides to reduce our trash or garbage output.  But, this week had a few set-backs.  I pinched a nerve in my back and was down for three days.  Lots of ice, medication and no moving.  Getting much help from the husband.  One evening when I was still immobile we decided to get take-out from the local Chinese restaurant (Hubby ran downtown, I did not).  I figured we would get the cute little paper containers.  No, it seems all the take out places have switched to the oversized, clam-shell style styrofoam.  Ugh. 

Enjoyed the fried rice, chow mien and chicken.  (Truly, thanks for everything, Mike.) The extra trash, not so much.  So, what to do in the future?  There are often days when we are too tired to make a dinner from scratch and we do not feel like eating a meal out.  Until these restaurant come to their senses and start providing eco-friendly containers, it is time to start planning and freezing handy meals for this type of occasion.  Lesson learned.

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