Simple, Recycled, Compostable Boxes to Cut Food Waste at Restaurants

Biopac of Pershore is producing a compostable box called Take Me Home that can be supplied to outlets as a "free take home box" for customers so they can reduce their wasted food by enjoying their leftovers later.

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The boxes are made from wood pulp that is produced from sustainable forests in Europe and coated with a compostable material to render them leak proof. They are therefore functional and sustainable and, when they’ve reached the end of their life, can be fully composted, so are very kind to the environment

The simple, recycled and compostable solutions are an advance on the "doggie bag" idea that first became popular in the 1970s. They have been picked up by the Too Good to Waste initiative, which has been launched by the Sustainable Restaurant Association, a not-for-profit organisation that helps members become leaders in sustainability. .

Biopac manufactured and printed 25,000 boxes for the Oxfordshire campaign, distributing a carton of 250 boxes to all participating restaurants.

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