trashcan-flickr-mmewujiAs if I needed another reason to salivate over Portland’s exploding food cart scene, the folks over at GO Box have come up with one: reusable to-go containers.

The idea is simple: Pay $8.50 once and get a token, which you take to a participating food cart. They’ll serve your meal in a reusable container, which you leave at the cart and get another token. Repeat.

I know a lot of residents living near food carts have complained about trash in the past (food carts usually rely on public trash receptacles), so not only does this idea prevent waste, but it can help stop litter, too.

Trash can photo courtesy of flickr user mmewuji under a Creative Commons license.