How can you eat more sustainably in restaurants and cafes?

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.

The manifold sustainability issues of food and how to consume sustainably

The food industry has been criticised plenty in recent years, both for their social and their environmental damaged caused. Just think of the outcry over the palm oil in KitKat caused by the Greenpeace campaign. Although it has become fashionable for food producers to be green, their performance on sustainability issues is not very convincing. To clarify the many misleading claims on advertising and products, there is an increasing number of labels, rankings and standards, companies have to comply with.