We would like to introduce our Bag It community to a fabulous new concept in the fight against SUP (single use plastics) – The Lunchbox Project!
The LunchBox Project is planning a Day of Action in San Francisco on Friday, April 20, encouraging working professionals of San Francisco’s financial district to order lunch in their own reusable containers.
“Our goal is to completely transform how we order food to go, and hopefully make a positive impact on the environment while doing so,” says Brendan Moriarty of the Lunchbox Project.
“If you think about all the people in your town who (just like us!) have been ordering their salads, sushi, and sandwiches to-go in a plastic container each and every day…it adds up to a staggering amount of waste,” says Moriarty.
Most of the activity on April 20th will be clustered around the Galleria (a food-court/mall complex) in downtown San Francisco. During the lunch hour (appx 11-2) on this day hundreds of participants will converge. We’ll fan out and purchase lunch in our own containers in ways that will attract attention, for the sheer purpose of awakening in the people that see us (hopefully many thousands) the realization that bringing your own container to purchase lunch is… possible! And not just possible, but no big deal. It’s a no-brainer. We’ll also have some live music, speakers, vendors and information booths. We’ll be rolling out more information as we get closer to April 20th.
If you don’t live near SF, start your own Lunchbox Project!
Here are some tips from the team: