Getting takeout food usually results in a small mound of trash you have to throw away after your meal. If you can't dine in, here are a few simple ways to reduce your impact. Start by refusing a bag if you're getting one item; you can use a rubber band to keep the container closed. Decline single-use condiment packets, utensils, straws and napkins. And look for foods that come in low-waste recyclable takeout containers, like burritos wrapped in aluminum foil, or a pizza in a cardboard box (ask for a sheet of aluminum foil under the pizza to prevent any spillage onto the cardboard).
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