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Trim your Waste

This year, how about making (and sticking to) a resolution that is truly good for you, for all of us, and for our world? Although it only takes approximately 20 seconds to put our food into take out containers, the packaging can remain in our landfills forever- how can that be considered convenient?! We hope you’ll join us in our mission to fill your stomach, but not the landfill! Here’s [Read more]

How to Break that Bag Habit

Habits are routines of behavior that are repeated so regularly that we continue to do them almost automatically and involuntarily. Isn’t that exactly why you accept bags at checkout? Or forget your bags at home or in the car? The only way to change such impulses is to replace them with beneficial behavior. Why do we so often fail? Because change is hard work and there is no [Read more]

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5 Ways to Buy Less Stuff

We all have WAY too much stuff.  If you have it and don’t use it, donate it, swap it or sell it. If you don’t have it and don’t need it, don’t buy it. Less stuff is good, good stuff is better, better stuff is enjoyable. Buying less stuff means less clutter in your life and in the landfills, using fewer resources, and more money in your pocket; [Read more]

Takeout Without - Thermo Pot

Hot Food Warms the Soul

Super sleek. Stainless steel. Reusable. What’s not to love?! We have to admit, we’ve fallen pretty hard for the thermo-pot from black + blum. But how could any foodie resist the style and functionality of this stainless vacuum food flask? The thermo pot is topped off with a lid made of cork, comes with its own stainless steel spoon that magnetizes to the side, promises to keep your food [Read more]

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Change Comes from Without!

It’s time for restaurants to jump on board and get engaged with Takeout Without. Restaurant cards, posters and web graphics are now available on the website to download for FREE so you can help spread the word and make the change to become a smarter restaurant. Being a part of TakeOut WithOut will save YOU money, and save OUR resources, so we can ALL save the planet! Learn easy things that [Read more]

TOWO Champions: Daedra Surowiec

Daedra Surowiec is the life force behind the awesome possum reusable glass Strawesome, and she’s also a TOWO Champion! The TakeOut WithOut team loves that this artist, owner, president, and mom behind Strawesome is fueled by her dedication to her family, and the environment. Daedra’s creativity and passion have blended together and resulted in the coolest, most fun, safe, and reusable glass drinking straws for people of all ages. Her creations are lifetime guaranteed and totally toxin [Read more]

How to Pack an Eco-Delicious Lunch

When you throw things away, where do you think “away” is? Exactly! No. Such. Place. Are you aware that taking or buying a disposable lunch to school or work each day creates a total of 30 kilograms of waste every year? (fyi – that’s about the weight of a grade 2 student). Packing a litterless lunch can save you money AND time (now we’ve got your attention!), and it’s certainly healthier. The 2012 Guide to [Read more]

50 Things I do to Reduce

I must admit, I would have never guessed that reducing would have been a hobby of mine, but, once I started, I realized that I was good at it, and it felt good too. I hope that what I’ve done (so far, because it’s a work in progress) inspires you on your own path of living a little bit lighter. 1. No buying of gum (except Glee Gum – it’s all [Read more]

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