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Soon the law may make you go green with packaging


During the height of the pandemic, with restaurant dining rooms shuttered, many American kitchens and dining rooms filled with smiley face plastic delivery bags, disposable cutlery and single-use containers. Since the return to normalcy, the on-demand delivery culture has not abetted, and our appetite for restaurant delivery has only grown.

In fact, according to the National Restaurant Association’s 2023 State of the Industry report, two-thirds of U.S. adults said they’re more likely to order takeout from a restaurant now than before the pandemic. And according to the international membership forum, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, plastic waste has doubled from 2000 to 2019, and 40% of it comes from packaging. That’s a lot of clamshell containers.

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