CONSUMERS are being given the opportunity to help reduce restaurant waste through a new initiative from Zero Waste Scotland.
The ‘Good to Go’ scheme sees diners offered the chance to take home their leftovers in branded containers rather than have them thrown out.
The scheme was launched at Glasgow restaurant Two Fat Ladies at The Buttery by owner and chair of Glasgow Restaurant Association Ryan James, Ylva Haglund of Zero Waste Scotland and environment secretary Richard Lochhead.
It will run in restaurants in Glasgow, Irvine, East Kilbride and Edinburgh until May 25, before a decision is taken on whether to roll it out across Scotland.
“Taking leftovers home is the norm in many countries, but there seems to be more of a stigma in Scotland, so by promoting the ‘Good to Go’ message and presenting diners with their food in a funky container we’re hoping it will show everyone that it’s actually a cool thing to do,” said James.