Make a purchase at any fast food restaurant, and it’s impossible not to notice the packaging waste generated. Usually, there’s the cup, the cover to the cup, the straw, the paper/plastic/box the food is wrapped in, the stack of napkins . . .
Why can’t fast food restaurants develop a “greener” way to package their products?
Fortunately, some are taking significant steps in that direction.
Last week, Dogwood Alliance released “Greening Fast Food Packaging: A Roadmap to Best Practices,” a report which
- outlines eight key attributes of environmentally friendly fast food packaging,
- highlights fast food industry leaders that are implementing key initiatives to help move the entire sector toward more sustainable packaging,
- provides simple guidance on how to assess environmental impacts in the supply chain, and
- offers a valuable action plan to focus corporate sustainability efforts.
According to the report, a few leaders have stepped out from the pack to take initiative on the development of sustainable fast food packaging. For example: (more…)