Kansas City has been testing my resolve to use less plastic.

One night my sister and I went to the deli at Jasper’s, a famous Italian restaurant now located in south Kansas City, and ordered takeout. They gave us our lasagna in styrofoam containers encased in shrink-wrap.


And this system barely kept the sauce in the lasagna from leaking. So what’s the point?

Instead of using two kinds of unrecyclable plastic, why not put your food in #2 or #5 plastic containers that can be recycled? Or buy Tupperware and encourage customers to bring it back? Or use aluminum containers with metal lids? Or paper containers with metal lids?

I need to write them a letter.

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