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Processed food, plastic containers, and disposable utensils are hallmarks of take out food. They also represent, Good writes, a long chain of waste, oil, and emissions. They also represent an ideal place to "take a bite out of your carbon footprint."Good writes:
Eating outside of your home generally requires three things: food, food containers, and food utensils. For the majority of Americans, oil is involved in all three of these components. Food, especially processed food, requires tremendous amounts of oil to grow, process, and transport it. The plastic food containers we use are made from oil. Likewise, the great majority of our disposable forks, spoons, and knives are made from petroleum-based plastics.
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