Plastic or Ceramic? We road tested two reusable travel mugs for coffee and tea on the go.
Two sustainable kitchen rules I follow are to choose non-toxic materials and to go with reusable when possible. I’ve been pretty successful at finding convenient alternatives for just about everything. Except for one: how to replace plastic zip lock style food storage bags. What can I use instead of plastic food storage bags? I…
Who knew that bringing that brown bagged lunch to school or work every day added up, not just in cost but in environmental degradation? Investing in one of these reusable lunchbox sets will save you money over time, and lighten the load on our landfills.
Following a stroll on a lovely, yet plastic-strewn, Balinese beach, Glenn Adams and daughter Gaia Shekhinah set out on a mission. The two formed The Last Straw, a campaign that encourages island businesses to end their use of plastic straws and embrace reusable alternatives. The two spoke enthusiastically about their efforts, and their next plan…
Whether through the use of what would be considered industrial waste or bringing back a piece of history by using antique items, restaurants are finding innovative and inexpensive ways to build uniquely environmentally friendly businesses.
Whether you’re taking home leftovers from your restaurant meal or getting your favorite food as takeout, try one of these convenient reusable containers and avoid sending yet another single-use container to the rubbish bin.
From ice cream made to order to a globe trotting Singaporean kitchen, restaurants are turning a source of industrial pollution into a source of inspiration.
It used to be that to-go packaging, save Chinese take-out, was made out of Styrofoam which came complete with a set of plastic cutlery. Today restaurants are switching to packaging made from biodegradable plastics or recycled paper products, printed with vegetable-based inks. Whether through a restaurant’s own motivation or a city’s ordinance, the world of to-go packaging is looking increasingly compostable.
The demand for biodegradable packaging has taken off in the last few years and subsequently a growing number of businesses are sending out your takeout in bio plastic packaging. But what is this stuff that looks like plastic, feels like plastic, yet isn’t plastic?