Alternatives To The BADFive

In the “ideal world” all restaurant patrons would bring their own “to go” reusable containers, drinks containers, straws etc.  when taking food or beverages out of a restaurant. While this trend is becoming more popular, we feel we can help the customer learn about eco-friendly options, make it easy for them to visit restaurants that use alternatives, or are friendly to customers bringing their own, so we can skip the single-use plastic for good

 

Our intent is NOT to endorse any manufacturer, nor can we test for safety and efficacy of any product.  Rather, we want you to “rethink plastic” options and begin to explore all the eco-friendly packaging alternatives available!  There are so many out there!

Kraft paper upright handled shopping bags are made with 100% post-consumer paper and available in a variety of sizes.

SHOPPING BAGS

This compostabl;e tin tie paper bag with window is eco-friendly and made from 100% recycled materials 

TIN-TIE BAG

Heavy duty matte white cardboard bakery boxes are shipped flat and available in a variety of sizes

BAKERY BOX

Every component of a take-out meal can be packaged in an eco-friendly container, Even the salad dressing. All manner of portion cups are available.

LARGE & SMALL

Forgo cardboard sleeves and save the trees! These Ecogrip sleeves are plant based.

SLEEVES

This means an item will break down into natural materials  in the environment without causing harm. Select these! They bio-degrade into carbon dioxide, water, and other naturally occurring minerals

BIODEGRADABLE

Kraft take-out food containers are made from 100% recycled cardboard paper available in a variety of sizes

TAKE-OUT BOX

Folded top take-out containers can be conveniently closed using the tabs at the top. They eliminate the need and hassle of a (plastic!) lid.

CONVENIENCE

Convenience doesn't need to be sacrificed when disposable plates are needed. Again,these products are plant-based

BOWLS & PLATES

Beware "greenwashing" by manufacturers. Just because it has a leaf, doesn't mean it's safe. Read and Choose carefully. This box is good to go!

GREENWASHING

A versatile all-in-one mini eating utensil made from bamboo (shown here in the two-utensil variant)

SPORK

Many plant based containers will say containers“eco-friendly” BUT contain PLA (polylactic acid) or are coated in plastic. These additives  turn plant based products into the equivalent of a plastic container.

AVOID “PLA”

Eco-friendly paper bags are readily available Earth-conscious alternatives to typical paper bags

THE PAPER BAG

Aiming for zero waste means designing products and packaging with reuse and recycling in mind

100% RECYCLED

Almost any commercially available to-go container is available in a product that is safe and sustainable.

VERSATILITY

Single use plastic items often discarded without even being used! Use, paper, wood or steel. There are plenty on the market.

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STRAWS

It's easy, inexpensive and convenient. Once you've done it, you'll wonder why you waited so long. Spread the word!

MAKE A KIT

PLA plastics may say “compostable” on them. These products are compostable oin an industrial composting facility where it will take 3 months  or up to 1,000 years in a landfill. These containers are a safe option.

"COMPOSTABLE"

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