New York, NY (PRWEB) April 2, 2009
"Most restaurants provide an overload of paper napkins, plastic utensils and condiments with their outgoing takeout orders, often in greater quantities than needed by the customer. Much of it goes directly into the garbage, creating a municipal solid waste disposal headache and environmental nuisance, or joins a cluttered collection in our drawers and cabinets," reports the New York State Restaurant Association. "Not only does this practice cost restaurants money, but there is a frightening cost to the environment."
A smart, new movement sweeping Manhattan restaurants, Eco-To-Go, is a grass-roots effort to stop plastic and paper waste, slow global warming, and protect the world's rainforests. Created by EcoAgents Anna Ayers and Fabian Lliguin, the green program speaks to restaurants that offer take-out and delivery. Over 35 restaurants and 250 participants have already joined, showing their conscious effort to eliminate any unnecessary paper and plastic products that traditionally come with takeout orders.
Eco-To-Go is an earth conscious collaboration between businesses and the public. Customers call in food orders at participating establishments and request their takeout or delivery order "Eco-To-Go." The restaurant will pack the order without unnecessary paper and plastic products. Customers and business can help protect the environment by alleviating the massive amounts of paper and plastic that goes to waste everyday by choosing Eco-To-Go.
Anyone can order their takeout "Eco-to-Go" style and reduce their carbon footprint on the environment, making this effort nationwide. Help celebrate Earth Month with a new, easy way to be green, Eco-To-Go.
Among Eco-To-Go participating restaurants in New York City are Adinah's Farm Deli and Buffet, A La Turka, Al's Coffee Cart, Cafe 69, Carrot Top, Cilantro, Coogans, Dallas BBQ, Delizia, Dos Caminos, EJ's Luncheonette, El Deportivo, Good Health Café, Giorgio's Pizza, Gotham Coffee House, Grace's Marketplace, Green Kitchen Restaurant, Happy Jade House, Jou Jou Inc., Korhogo 126, Le Gourmet, Melange, Mike's Bagels, NoLita House Restaurant and Bar, Plum Pomidor, Shangri-La, Taco King, Tayrona Café Bakery, Tony's and University Deli.
Eco-To-Go creators, Fabian Lliguin and Anna Ayers, are also the founders of Amazon Beauty organic hair care, the owners of Cocoon Hair Studio, specializing in natural hair color techniques, and the creators of EcoAgents, a New York based non-profit environmental group dedicated to protecting the Amazon Rainforest. As EcoAgents, Fabian and Anna created Eco-To-Go after noticing the serious consequences of even the smallest acts and are eager to see the green trend keep growing among restaurants and customers.
For more information on Eco-To-Go including how to become a participating restaurant visit ecoagents.org or email info(at)ecoagents.org.
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