Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Reuse and Upcycle in 2019 / KFC

There are several goals I have for 2019 and one of them is to reuse, Upcycle, and be more conscientious of our plastic waste. I know I will fall short on this, but any amount of effort we can make is better than none. While I wish there was a commonly used safe biodegradable alternative to the amount of plastic used throughout our everyday lives, I was happy to see a fast food chain encourage the reuse of their plastic containers.

We just stopped at a KFC in Ohio on our way home from the holiday. We always stop as quickly as possible when driving across the country and especially when loaded down with a toddler and a collie. The food was yummy, the service was nice, and to our surprise we noticed this KFC is attempting to encourage reusing their containers. First we noticed their straws seem to be made from a new material and the tops of their plastic containers are clearly labeled, "Reusable - microwave & top rack dishwasher safe". My husband and I were both pleasantly surprised and I thought it worth sharing. While I'm still going home with more plastic, at least I plan to reuse these containers instead of throwing them out.

I'm happy for this tiny step in the right direction. If everyone can take small steps what a difference it could make!

Cheers
Jillian