Food wastage is, perhaps, one of the biggest problems in today’s world. While there are many who order and serve excessively, we often see responsible citizens coming forward to reduce food waste. One way of doing this is by taking home leftover food that we order at restaurants. While the idea is to not let that food go to waste and instead eat it later, this solution often leads to another problem. The amount of plastic that goes into packing this food keeps on rising. Restaurants often use disposable utensils to pack the leftover food, which can also further impact the environment. Giving a simple solution to this issue, a blogger shared how her father found an easy way out of this problem.

Blogger Nayana Premnath took to Instagram recently to share a video of her father packing leftover food at a fancy restaurant in his own steel tiffin box. "How my dad took leftovers at a fancy restaurant," she wrote in the caption of the video. Take a look at the clip here:


The video shared on her account, @nayana_premnath, has now gone viral, garnering over 150 million views and more than 85k likes. In the clip, we can see her father packing what looks like a pesto pasta in a steel tiffin box at a fancy restaurant. "My dad taking the leftovers into the dabba, without any shame," she wrote in the video.  

In the caption, she also wrote about how her family had changed their habits over three years, making slow and steady changes towards a sustainable environment that could be incorporated every day. Not just her parents carried steel dabbas to every restaurant, her sister also carried her own steel straws along with her. "Please don't be shy to take sustainable steps in front of your loved ones," she urged people.  

Many people came forward to appreciate the eco-friendly initiative by the family. "Totally support this! Also, a good way to not take plastic containers from restaurants to pack food," wrote one user. Another user said "My family is amused when I do this and they stop me from doing it."  

Most people said that taking home leftover food was a great idea, only that they hadn't thought of bringing their own container to do so. 

What do you think of this genius idea? Let us know.