Durham (US) Green ToGo: subscription-based reusable container scheme for take-out restaurants
Not new, but an concept/innovation begging to be copied all over the world: Durham's (North Carolina, US) GreenToGo.
It's a subscription-based reusable container scheme for take-out restaurants, with Green ToGo members simply requesting a GreenToGo box (or boxes) at any participating restaurant, check out those boxes using an online app, and then rinse and return boxes to a number of convenient collection points (available 24/7) across the city. Collection and distribution of the boxes is done by bike trailer, meaning that part of the process is eco-friendly, too. More at treehugger.