Takeout Containers (Plastic)

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Rinse Out Before Recycling

Plastic containers should be scraped and rinsed before they are put in the recycling. Food traces contaminate the recycling process.

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Do Not Reuse

Plastic takeout containers are made up of chemicals that may leach into your food if you use them more than once.

Ways to Reduce

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Bring Your Own To-Go Container

When dining out, bring a reusable to-go container so that you can bring leftovers home sustainably.

Did You Know?

The Preferred Takeout Container

Out of all the types of takeout containers — aluminum, cardboard, wax-lined paperboard, plastic¬†and foam — aluminum is the easiest for recycling plants to recycle, while foam is the most difficult.