A recent survey has shown that 91.2% of the Chinese respondents tend to take home their leftovers when dining out. Around 92% of the respondents believed saving food is a virtue that would never become anachronic, and 85.7% said saving food squares with the contemporary concept that values the quality of life, according to the survey conducted by China Youth Daily. Respondents also gave their opinions on how to help reduce food waste. Around 61.8% advised restaurants and eateries to offer serving chopsticks, which would be instrumental for customers to pack the leftovers. A similar proportion of respondents said it might be useful to promote smaller-portion or half-portion dishes. About 59% advised catering businesses to introduce coupons or other incentives for customers who clear their plates after dinner. A total of 2,009 persons participated in the survey.