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These Are The Trashy Consequences Of Blue Apron Delivery

Melanie Wong | Nov 27, 201510:59 PM     16

"...And this is what remained, after cooking: Nine plastic baggies of varying sizes; four clamshells, also plastic; a pair of tiny containers that had held about a tablespoon of chicken demi glace and a pat of butter, respectively; a sheaf of recipes, instructions, and promotions printed on thick cardstock; the foil bag from a few tablespoons of tomato paste; three paper bags, now soggy and damp from refrigeration and condensation; a cardboard box stamped with cheerful, cartoonified cooking implements; three thick plastic meat packages; two gel-filled icepacks; and a foil bag not unlike the ones marathoners wear to keep warm. (Plus the compostable peels from three lemons and skins from a head of garlic and a purple onion.) It was, in other words, a lot of waste for three meals for two people..."

Here's What a Week's Worth of Blue Apron Waste Looks Like

Blue Apron and its fellow meal-in-a-box services promise to disrupt dinnertime. But they also produce a whole lot of waste.

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