While most people acknowledge the importance of their private consumption, eating in public is often excluded from sustainability concerns. For most people asking the waiter to pack left-overs in a Tupperware would be an awkward request so they rather let the food go to waste. This and other social constraints make rethinking gastronomy necessary.
We already quoted the incredibly high numbers of waste in previous posts. Now one issue in modern life is, that zerowaste is not a feasible lifestyle for everyone. This means that the waste we create needs to go somewhere, which is why recycling is so important. Also, without recyling we will soon run out of certain materials the industry need for new products.