The DeLish Bite

Lindsay Evans blogs about food, entertaining and her favourite recipes for Green Living.

There is a lot of talk about the benefits of eating local and organic food, but what about the packaging that our food comes in? I just came across this useful article written by Elizabeth Gillian on CHOW.com which rates the eco-friendly-ness (or unfriendly-ness) of several common food take-away containers and packaging options. Gillian uses a 1-5 (1 being the least eco-friendly and 5 being the best) to rate plastic, styrofoam, paper and plastic bags, cardboard boxes, aluminum foil, recycled paper products, bio-products, edible containers made from food, inedible containers made from food and, finally, make your own (canvas bags etc.) I believe that her ratings are pretty spot-on and that we should all be making that extra effort to used packaging options that are made with recycled materials or those that are easily recyclable. However, the best option still remains to make your own packaging using re-usable canvas bags, coffee mugs, tupperware etc. Check it out and let me know your opinion!