Low-waste restaurants

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Provide "low waste" dining by awarding restaurants  with door or window stickers who use durable tableware for most of their in-house meal service.Promote "low waste" by accessing a fee for disposable dinnerware.  As with all sales tax, these costs should be itemized.  This can be accomplished with a separate fee or by providing a tax discount for food served with durable tableware.  Take-out customers can bring their own durable ware, as is common in the case of coffee mugs.   The idea, however, is to discourage in-house "throw-away" containers.Initiate a "don't bus throw-away tableware" campaign, to reduce the diseconomy of "throw-away" tableware. 

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Great idea but is it too cutting edge for Alexandria?

This has a potential for reducing waste, decreasing energy use and pollution.  Its major problem is it is perhaps too "green".   It would present Alexandria as too much like a Ketchem or Vashon Island of the East Coast, and I do not think Alexandria is really ready for this.

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