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Allow all customers to take leftovers home in a doggy bag

1 Comment 20th July 2010

Currently, the law states that restaurant customers may only take their food away in a doggy bag when the restaurant has a take away licence.

 

It is ridiculous to disallow someone to take home their leftovers, so the restaurant can tick a health and safety box and throw the leftover food out.

 

This is unnecessary waste in a time where waste is high on the agenda.

Why does this matter?

In Scotland alone we throw away 2 million tons of food waste every year (Zero Waste Plan for Scotland).

 

This small law contributes unnecessary waste in a time where waste is high on the agenda.

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One Response to Allow all customers to take leftovers home in a doggy bag

  1. martyn says:

    wasn’t allowed to take home unfinished rack of ribs from a restaurant the other night – thought it was a joke. nope, they “didn’t have a takeaway licence” so the food I bought & paid for but could not finish was thrown away. a waste of food, & my money. I am old enough to drive to the place & pay for a meal, so can decide what I want to do with MY food if there is any left. they were concerned on “health & safety grounds”…..
    yep, me too. my money, my choice, my food. let me choose.

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