The doggie bag is a foreign concept here. Besides the fact that restaurants aren’t accustomed to packing up leftovers, when’s the last time you couldn’t finish your Japan-sized meal? Well, you may be surprised to learn that a 2008 report found that 3 million tons of food gets thrown away by local restaurants each year.
In response, Aoyama’s Design Store Tokyo has released a posh take on a very unposh concept. The Mottainai Doggie Bag is a reusable polypropylene tote that folds flat, so you can easily bring it along when you eat out. Just in case the waiter gives you a hassle, we recommend committing those above stats to memory. (Metropolis)© Japan Today