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Our new nonprofit Circular Philadelphia had its first win last month. Here’s how we helped change city rules so restaurants could offer reusable to-go containers.

It’s hard to believe that only six months ago I wrote an article for Grid lamenting the incredible proliferation of single-use to-go containers due to take-out food during the pandemic and wishing some entrepreneur would come up with a system for reusable containers in restaurants. A lot has changed since then. Of course, many of

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“Food forests” help Black and Brown communities gain access to fresh produce and cooling shade

On a quiet street in East Germantown is a small farm blooming with red bok choy, turnips, Brussel sprouts and nasturtium, all grown organically. Located within the confines of Awbury Arboretum, this is one of Philly’s “food forests,” also known as forest gardens. Food forests are a modern name for an ancient practice—historically found in

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Philly-based vegan delivery app focuses on good food, fast service, and supporting local restaurants

It seems like delivery services can bring you anything these days—from medication to paper towels to tacos. But King of Prussia-native Jordyn Adegun noticed there were barely any options for vegans on food delivery apps. Motivated by his own desires to find good food as well as help out his fellow vegans, Adegun started Live

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Six summer beers brewed with Philly H2O

Thirsty for great local beer? Here’s a six-pack of brews from members of the Brewers for the Delaware Association, all made using water from the Delaware River. Circadian 2SP Brewing Company  This New England-style IPA is brewed with oats for a creamy texture and hazy appearance. The addition of rye lends a subtle spice, and

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Philadelphia has put a restaurant program offering reusable containers for to-go meals on pause. Operated by a regional Indian food chain, the initiative is the first of its kind in the area

In my February Grid commentary on the glut of single use takeout food containers during the pandemic, I expressed hope that local innovators and entrepreneurs would develop reusable container systems. I’m excited to report that my hopes have been answered—or at least they were for a moment On March 22, 2021 Philadelphia-area Indian food chain

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