Many of our favourite restaurants are overrun with single-use plastics. The drinks come with plastic straws, the food comes with plastic cutlery, and our leftovers are placed in styrofoam boxes (and these boxes are put in plastic bags!).
We can change this. We can celebrate restaurants that prioritize the health of both people and the planet. Take the reusable container challenge and join the movement that is already changing the way we eat! Let’s make reusable the new normal!
The Reusable Container Challenge:
*Is the restaurant or cafe using fear of COVID-19 transmission as the reason not to use reusables? You can help!Share this statement with them and reassure them that reusables can be used safely by employing basic hygiene. The best way to solve the plastic pollution crisis is to implement systems that protect the health of both people and the planet—we do not need to choose between the two.
“Hey Mcdonald’s Antlers Dasmariñas , thank you for filling my reusable container so I can avoid plastic. Now, please make a plan to fully join the #ReuseRevolution and ditch throwaway packaging altogether. #BreakFreeFromPlastic”#tumblerchallenge pic.twitter.com/dxnQSN4kom— Youth Formation Program Dasmariñas (@YFPDasma) November 6, 2019
Some resources that will help you get better informed:
Learn more about plastic pollution
Learn the difference between real solutions and false ones
Join the Plastic Free Future Facebook group and share your experience
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