By Mike Poulin, Justice Resource Manager

One way to skip waste when you are eating out is by refusing a plastic straw. Because of their size, straws can inflict damage on the noses, eyes, throats and digestive tracts of animals. 

Even more present in the environment than plastic straws are single-use containers. Avoid adding to this waste when you eat out by bringing your own container for leftovers. You’ll reduce the number of containers that are thrown away, and you won’t be wasting that yummy food!

Special thanks to Mercy Associate Carol Conway for suggesting these ideas!