We continue to be amazed by (and very proud of) the creative solutions Norwex Movement members have come up with in order to live a little more sustainably. For example in response to our recent blog, “Businesses Are Saying No to Foam Packaging,” several of you wrote in to share how you are saying “farewell” to foam single-use food and drink containers.
“I take my reusable mugs everywhere from Starbucks. I also have asked our local butcher shop to stop using foam to package his meats and now he has switched to wrapping them with paper.”
“I bring my ‘all day cup’ with me to the gas station. I fill it with pop and the cashier charges me for a refill instead of a fill. This saves me .50 with each fill up. WIN, WIN, WIN.”
“When I go out to restaurants I take 7 things with me every time – a set of flatware, 2 stainless steel straws, a couple of silicone collapsible food containers, 3 small silicone condiment containers. a stainless steel or glass drink container, and a cloth carry out bag and my EnviroCloths. I refuse any single use packaging.”
“Never use foam packaging! Take your own reusable/washable containers to restaurants. Sounds weird but soon everyone will be doing it!”
“This has been a difficult area for me, since most take-out restaurants in our area still use foam packaging. When possible, if we are at a restaurant I ask for a reusable coffee mug rather than a take-out (as long as we are staying there). I’d love to get better about carrying my own travel mug with me!”
“How I avoid styrofoam.