When placing your order, why not take a proactive approach. When I order Chinese take-out, we always have over half a container of sweet and sour sauce left over that gets thrown out. Now I ask them for a smaller container. They also include packets of soy sauce which we never use, so I am going to start asking them not to include the soy sauce.
Tim Horton's has a Take 12 coffee that you can order. It is a large container of coffee that comes with cups, lids, stir sticks, cream and sugar. If you know your group will not be using any of these extras, why not mention it when you place your order? I did some tidying up in an organization's kitchen the other day and found a stack of these lids that had never been used. They went in the recycle bin, but it would have been even better if they had not been included with the order in the first place.
|unused coffee lids|
- reducing waste
- sending less to the landfill