A letter of recommendation from a restaurant customer
Dear XXX Restaurant
I recently enjoyed a meal at your restaurant and took my leftovers home in a carryout container.
I would like to convey to you my displeasure with the foam packaging that you use for this purpose.
It is extremely difficult for me to recycle and I find simply dumping it in a landfill to be unacceptable.
Furthermore, the foam is made with toxic chemicals such as styrene, ethylene, benzene,
and ozone depleting CFCs and HCFCs.
I do not see the need to use foam clamshell-type packaging
when there are plenty of alternative packing materials available.
Even clear plastic containers numbered for recycling would be
an improvement over the foam packaging.
Most restaurant supply companies stock a variety of these types of containers.
As a concerned customer,
I encourage you to find a carryout package that meets the needs of
your restaurant as well as the needs of our environment.