Weighing in on waste in the new normal

Some days, I like to pretend I am Maggie Cheung. There is a scene in the classic film In The Mood For Love (2000) in which she buys noodles from a street stall.

Clad in a gorgeous cheongsam, she descends in slow motion, takeaway container in hand. A plaintive violin sounds as she waits for her noodles, dabbing perspiration delicately from her forehead.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 13, 2020, with the headline 'Weighing in on waste in the new normal'. Print Edition | Subscribe