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eating out

Take it up a notch:

Reusable cloth napkin 🌱

Recommended best option:

Reusable bamboo utensils 🍴

Lifestyle changes are often harder to adopt than easy product replacements, but that shouldn’t mean we get scared! This week’s topic is all about eating out with the main focus being the *stuff you need when eating out* (utensils, implements, whatever the right word is for this category πŸ˜…). We’re talking about those pesky single-use items often found in to-go/take-away situations: plastic silverware, paper napkins, plastic or styrofoam cups, plastic straws, etc. πŸ₯€πŸ΄ While these were more common when grabbing food to-go, it seems to be becoming a bit of a trend at places that have sit down accommodations too. Maybe it’s because the restaurant doesn’t have the capacity to clean reusable items or it’s out of pure convenience. Either way, you don’t have to be a part of it! Bring your own reusable items and decline single-use ones while letting the restaurant know why you’re concerned. It’s going to be one of those things where you have your, “Darn! I totally forgot to bring my reusable utensils/cup/napkins/straw/etc!! Ugh! 😫” But hopefully those moments will be few and far between as it becomes more and more of a habit over time. It’s helpful if you have multiple sets so you can always have one item in your car while the other is at home in the dishwasher or at work. Just like reusable shopping bags, it’s one of those things to think about before walking out the door (or keep handy in a purse, backpack, or car for those spontaneous moments πŸ˜‰). So this week, think about trying out bringing one reusable thing with you next time you go to a place you know only has single use. πŸ₯€πŸ₯— You’ll find it’s an easy way to start lowering your single-use usage! #sustainyourshit πŸŒ±