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Will Portland’s Food Carts Ditch Disposables?

Will Portland’s Food Carts Ditch Disposables?

To reduce the environmental impact of disposable take-out containers from Portland’s thriving food cart scene, the new company GO Box offers reusable to-go containers available at participating food carts, like Spoons on 5th. Photo: GO Box Food carts offering gourmet delicacies at bargain prices are a hot trend in many U.S. cities, but their disposable to-go containers take a toll on the environment. A new business, GO Box , wants to eliminate single-use take-out containers from food trucks in Portland, which boasts over 200 carts available at any given time, according to the online guide Food Carts Portland . GO Box estimates that the food carts in downtown Portland alone use 60,000 disposable containers a month – enough to fill a small food cart. State health regulations prohibit food carts from serving meals in customers’ personal containers – preventing street food afi...

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