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[Ambassador report] Dine-in at Restaurants

by Ida Ayu Mas Amelia Kusumaningtyas | 22-02-2021 19:26 Comments 4 recommendations 0

Dine-in at Restaurants


Reducing plastic consumption is a crucial step in helping reduce the amount of plastic trash in the world. This step can be taken by simply dining in at a restaurant or to bring our own container for takeout food. I understand that with the current pandemic, it would be hard to dine in. But every small effort still counts. This especially applies for take-out drinks.


Fast food outlet would provide different service depending whether the costumer say they would be dining in or taking the food to go. When people dine in, of course the food and drink would be served on plates and in glasses. However, for take-out the food and drink would be packed in take away containers made out of cardboards that has a thin coat of plastic inside it. Not to mention the cover for these take away cups that are made of plastics. There are also some food outlets that use cups made fully from plastic.


I like to dine-in just to reduce my plastic consumption. But if it is not possible, we have reusable containers in the car just in case we want to buy something to go. Street food stall sellers are usually happy when we buy food to go using our own reusable container. The reason is because the seller would then be able to save some expenses for the single-use container, in the sense that they get the benefit from it. These street food stall seller often uses containers from styrofoam, so by bringing our own container we had at least stopped meaningless trash to be made.


SJ Mentor

  • SJ Mentor says :
    Hello Ida!
    It's your SJ mentor.

    Warm greetings from Korea!
    Thank you for writing a report on reducing plastic consumption when buying food and groceries.
    Due to COVID-19, dining out at restaurants was drastically reduced, and packaging and home-style meals took over.
    But as you said, most stores use disposable plastic products for take-out.
    There are many attempts to reduce plastic in food packaging in restaurants.
    Like you said, people take reusable containers or even take pots or frying pans.
    I hope that sellers also encourage this behavior by giving some financial benefits to eco-friendly consumers.

    Green cheers!

    Best regards,
    SJ mentor.
    Posted 02-03-2021 06:14

Mun WooJooMentor

  • Mun WooJooMentor says :
    Hello Ida,
    this is your mentor WooJoo.

    Warm greetings from South Korea!
    Thank you for sharing such a helpful report.
    South Korea experienced a steep increase in plastic waste disposal last year because people started to take food to go or order by delivery in which the food and drinks are fully contained in plastic containers.
    Fortunately people are more aware of the situation day by day, and they have started to use their own food containers, tumblers, etc.
    I heard that there is even a cafe where customers have to bring their own food container because none of disposal, plastic materials are allowed to be used in her cafe.
    Due to the pandemic, dine-in is bit hard in here, but hopefully the pandemic is over soon so that we can use less plastic containers.

    Keep sharing

    Posted 24-02-2021 12:15

Shobha Pokhrel

  • Shobha Pokhrel says :
    Hello Ida ,

    Thanks for Sharing such an informative report .
    keep sharing ,

    warm regards ,
    Posted 22-02-2021 23:15

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Ida,
    Greetings from Nepal

    I hope you are fine and doing great. I loved your concept of Dine in restraurant. Keep Writing.

    Sagar Koirala
    Posted 22-02-2021 19:54

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