In New York City, ordering food for take out is like turning on your faucet. Everyday, delivery men brave traffic and weather to bring hot soup, sushi to go or pepperoni pizza. Most of these orders include a host of plastic utensils and paper plates that will be tossed in the garbage; because with a busy New Yorker's schedule, most of these orders are delivered to apartments all over the five boroughs where plastic ware is not needed.
In Mayor B's efforts to green New York, it should be a requirement that restaurants with delivery and take out services ASK if utensils are needed before throwing handfuls of them into bags.
I've requested over and over "NO UTENSILS" when ordering my favorite dishes but my request is often unheeded.
New York has a plethora of online websites "to go" site, yet only Seamless offers a "Green" option in which the restaurant will forgo providing utensils that will just end up as landfill. Please help by signing this petition!
Want to join in? Save this to your To-dos or mark as Done.