The other day I got my Greentainer in the mail from TakeOutWithOut -- they were running a contest, and I was one of the lucky recipients. What's a greentainer, you ask? Well, it's essentially like tupperware, but it's made of stainless steel and it has two sections so you can store different foods without mixing them. They have a few different sizes and some other products, but for now I will be using the large greentainer.
A greentainer doesn't just take the place of tupperware, it is also an essential tool when going out for dinner, buying your lunch or even grabbing a bagel. Instead of taking that waxy bagel bag, styrofoam or plastic to-go container, why not bring your greentainer along and have them fill it up? Whether you're getting takeout or just can't finish your meal, the greentainer will help reduce waste that the cafe or restaurant might have used instead. The greentainer is even a better alternative to biodegradable or recyclable takeout containers. You just wash it and reuse. This is where TakeOutWithOut comes in. Their philosophy is:
- Refuse Unnecessary Stuff
- Retake Your Own Reusables
- Reconsider Your Own Habits
Whether you use traditional tupperware or a greentainer, it still helps the environment to bring your own reusable container for takeout foods and "doggie bags". So let's all take the reusable coffee mug to the next level, and carry a greentainer in our purses, our cars, our bags, wherever we go. You can even take it further by bringing reusable cutlery and glass straws. I've also heard of some people bringing their own stainless steel wine glasses to events! Now there's an idea...