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Reusable Take-Out Food Containers Can Reduce Plastic Waste, Emissions, Costs

January 18, 2023


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Reusable Take Out Food Containers Can Reduce Plastic Waste Emissions Costs U M Study Finds
Presented by Michigan News

Single-use carry-out containers are a significant component of creating waste within the restaurant industry. Researchers from the University of Michigan commenced a study that compared single-use ware to reusable containers and found that the reusable alternatives would initially use more energy and generate more climate-altering greenhouse gases. However, reusable containers could break even with single-use containers after four to 13 uses.

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