Open letter to the food service industry: please ask if I want all those extras before you throw them in with my takeout food.
I usually don’t need the plastic cutlery, chopsticks, packets of condiments, or even the napkins. A lot of the time, the food is going to my home or office, which has all the things I need.
Start asking all your customers. You’ll be surprised how many of us will say “no thanks.” This simple question will keep all those extras from ending up in the landfill, and shows that your company is environmentally conscious, which is a great image boost. Plus, who doesn’t want to save on costs?
Thank you for asking.