Many small and big businesses allow people to bring their own cups, containers, and shopping bags: some even offer a discount to reward you for doing so. However, this is still just a small percentage of take-out, and most businesses don’t promote it or let their customers know they can do this. 

A few Canadian cities and other countries are already passing by-laws that would require restaurants and cafes to develop a clear process and policy to accept customer cups and containers. 

These cities are providing guidance on how to do it within the local health guidelines and are providing free signs and posters to help explain it. This list includes:Banff, Edmonton (for cups), and Germany.

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