In a recent post I explained 'OSOF (Our Seas Our Future) Sustainable Me Challenge'. Each month this year we will be challenged to test out an environmentally friendly behaviour that in some way impacts ocean health. It gives us the challenge to try something new for the month and decide if we want to adopt it more in our lives. This months challenge is to stay away from one use plastic and styrofoam when eating out, try one of these:
Beginner: Stop using single-use straws and cutlery for one month. Don’t just omit eating out this month. Instead, seek out an alternative that works for you and practice it.
Intermediate: Same as beginner, but add in coffee cup lids and takeaway containers. Some takeaway restaurants will allow you to bring in a reusable container for your food, and be sure to bring along a box or container for leftovers when you go out to eat.
Advanced: Become an advocate for ditching plastic and talk to your favourite cafes and restaurants about plastic alternatives and offering BYO containers.