Some of us say we are all new materials that will save the oceans, reduce plastic waste, etc. But change our straws or our beloved eyelids and we are less excited. The packaging of food is important, not only in terms of its functionality, but also in terms of how it makes us feel about a product. Drink Canadian milk, often sold in bags. Ewwww, milk bagYes, right? It is exceeding our expectations of a common product, and that is more disturbing to us than it should be. Now, take the case of a new food package that will really come to the United States grocery stores: Whole Foods roasted chicken in bags.
The supermarket chain announced that it is abandoning packages of roasted chicken meat instead of bags, which use 70% less plastic. (We assume they look like this). The Wegman supermarket chain has already made this exchange.
In addition, Whole Foods will also replace the plastic straws with paper straws "with frozen or on demand" in their cafeterias, juice bars and cafes by July. Keep plastic straws for clients with disabilities. Whole Foods has already reduced the size of its plastic bags. The company says that chicken bags, smaller product bags and paper straws will save approximately 800,000 pounds of plastic per year.
It sounds good to us. Retaining the plastic straw option for clients with disabilities addresses one of the key points of plastic straw bans, and who really cares if a roast chicken comes in a bag or bag? In fact, my beef with roast chicken is not only not recyclable in certain areas, but it also occupies a ton of space in the trash can. Bring the bags, I tell you. Your movement, Costco.