After my rant last April about KFC's latest contribution to the world of fat food, grilled bacon in cheese sandwiched between two fried chicken breasts called the 'Double Down,' today I find myself congratulating KFC. Oh, don't get me wrong, the company has not decided to sell out to the health nuts...
But it has decided to make a contribution to the environment by eliminating its Styrofoam packaging and replacing it with reusable food containers - for side dishes like cole slaw.
Now, that's a good thing; well, it's a start. The change in packaging is not going to happen overnight, but KFC intends to roll out the reusable containers in five markets starting early in 2011.
KFC's reusable containers will roll out in 5 markets in 2011.: image via GreenerPackage.com
KFC Corporation's greener package won a 2010 Greener Package Award in the category of Food & Pharmaceutical Packaging, an award shared with the Coca Cola Company for it's plant based PET bottle.
The side dish container will be mate of 100 percent polypropylene, which is used widely in retail packaging. It is microwaveable and top rack dishwasher safe. The container has a tight-fitting lid with a new technology patented by KFC, a 'ventless vent' that allows moisture to escape without a puncture hole in the container.
For futher information about the container, visit KFC packaging.