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Addressing single use plastics left behind by takeout food

Episode 123 of Down to Business podcast

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It’s no secret that people started eating more takeout during the pandemic.

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This week on Down to Business, Megan Takeda-Tully, explained why at the height of the pandemic in 2020 she started a company called Suppli to address the mountains of single use plastics left behind by takeout food.

Suppli is one of a fleet of companies looking for a solution so restaurants don’t have to rely on single-use plastics, which studies show leave toxic microplastics behind in the environment.

Takeda-Tully has said that globally the takeout food industry could reach $150 billion per year by 2023, and that with three containers per meal on average, the number of containers, when stacked atop one another, would reach higher than Mount Everest, taller than the CN Tower, larger than your landmark of choice.

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