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Zero-Waste Fast Food? Sushi #2

The last time I attempted zero-waste fast food sushi it was not very successful. They added plastic grass and wax paper. After that I promised I would make an attempt at another sushi place. Today was that day. Battle – me vs. plastic grass.

One thing that I cannot stress enough when attempting zero-waste fast food is to really explain what you want v-e-r-y clearly. I explained that I did not want anything other than the actual food. I explained that I didn’t want any plastic grass or saran wrap. I even took the opportunity to ask for no chopsticks. Imagine the amount of disposable chopsticks thrown away each year. They were really cool about it. A younger woman took my order but an older woman made my meal. She asked me if I wanted some wasabi and ginger. I asked for just some wasabi. If ginger was put in my containers it would be a waste. I am not a fan. What a perfect example of a zero-waste fast food meal. There was no waste. It is all in my tummy! Yum yum.

If you want ways to reduce your waste but still want Slurpees, McDonald’s, A&W and other fast food restaurants then read all of my zero-waste fast food adventures under the zero-waste fast food category on my home page.

Where should I try next? I was thinking maybe Burger King or Wendy’s.


“If you never have you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


7 thoughts on “Zero-Waste Fast Food? Sushi #2

  1. Great idea. We often make sushi at home but the waste it produces is suprising. Nori comes in a plastic packet, and buying it with out is impossible.

    Posted by subtlekate | May 13, 2012, 9:14 pm
    • Thanks Kate! I love making homemade rolls but your right it’s a lot of waste. You always end up with bits and pieces left over. I like the idea of doing this on a grand scale. Often people bring sushi trays to parties. Imagine having it put directly on your own platter. Way nicer than a wobbly plastic tray.

      Posted by stephanieough | May 13, 2012, 10:15 pm
  2. Oh, the best of luck! Fast food here won’t even put my coffee in a reusable container. I have to keep their cups and use them again. They’re all over my car!

    Posted by Jennifer | May 15, 2012, 3:37 pm


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