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

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

Andrew Sun

Andrew Sun has dabbled in many shades of the media spectrum for 25 years, from college radio, TV, print and online columnist to starting film festivals, managing music labels and authoring food books. Someday he will figure what he wants to be when he grows up.