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4.2.3Build incentives or a local program for low to zero waste take-out options


  • Not started

  • Planning

  • Implementation

  • Completed


Since local businesses share common challenges associated with eliminating or reducing the environmental impact of take-out containers, common solutions can be found. Programs such as returnable takeout containers used at many different businesses should be explored. Some local efforts are already underway, including local reusable takeout container programs Ekko (closed January 2021) and A Friendlier Company.

A lead organization will need to be identified for this work. Please see below for the most recent publicly available updates.

A Friendlier Company tackles single-use takeout packaging with local reusable solutions. Check out how it works and their environmental impacts and progress on their website.

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Information updated 10/20/2023