Taking home restaurant leftovers creates more plastic waste and the food is often left in the fridge to go bad. Photo: Alamy
Andrew Sun
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Waste away: why taking home leftovers is as bad as throwing away scraps in a restaurant

We are taught from childhood to finish all the food on our plate, reminded of starving children and waste. So what do you do when you can’t finish that delicious meal in a restaurant? Andrew Sun ponders the dilemma

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Taking home restaurant leftovers creates more plastic waste and the food is often left in the fridge to go bad. Photo: Alamy
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