Cossetta’s, Pho Ca Dao, On’s Thai Kitchen, Big Daddy’s Barbecue
I like to eat far more than I like to cook. While I’m pretty good at the latter, I’m even better at finding great food close to home. I especially like food that I don’t know how to cook like Pho or that I’m simply to lazy to make–Cossetta’s ravioli and mushroom salad, for instance.
We need an affordable, environmentally friendly alternative.
No, I don’t have a solution. Do you?
Here are a few ideas:
1) A city-wide packaging cooperative. Put economies of scale to work and find better substitutes.
2) Ask restaurants to make a reasonable committment to using more earth friendly products.
3) Promote restaurants that do use paper vs. styrofoam.
4) Ask patrons if they want disposable forks and spoons. I think that many people, like me, bring the food home and use real plates, bowls, and silverware.
5) Challenge a local design school to create a better package. If IKEA can design from the packaging point of view, why can’t we start with the landfill’s perspective?
What’s your idea?