You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Eat Drink Better KFC’s Reusable Side Container KFC’s Reusable Side Container by Becky Striepe October 8, 2010, 9:00 am 4 Comments Any time a large company makes even a small green step, the impact is pretty huge. That’s the what KFC is going for with their new, reusable side dish container. They’re replacing their styrofoam containers with new, plastic ones that customers can wash and use multiple times. According to Earth and Industry, the containers use less energy to produce and will help reduce waste. The plastic containers are also recyclable. I wonder what percentage of KFC’s customers will actually hang on to those containers and use them again. If you’re grabbing fast food, chances are you’re on the go. While some people might be willing to carry that container around for the rest of the day, I’m betting that many will toss them into the trash. Now, if they’d just stop serving factory farmed chicken and using paper products that contribute to deforestation, they’d really be getting somewhere! What do you guys think? Do you see this switch making a big impact? Does it offset some of the company’s other problematic practices? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments! Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by kt See more Previous article Nanotech Based Pesticides Next article Five for Friday: Great Green Blog Posts for the Week (10/8/10) 3 Comments Leave a Reply Regardless if people do choose to reuse the side dish containers, it’s a fast food joint trying to step up and do something positive. At the very least, they are pushing the idea that reusing is better than tossing. Push that idea long enough and people will start to listen. Reply I think that’s a fair point, Krystal. We do need to get reuse into the mainstream, and big brands like this could have a lot of influence on behavior. Reply Yes I do save and reuse the containers. They are a perfect size for a side dish for my lunch! Reply One Ping Pingback:Perfluorinated Chemicals in Fast Food Wrappers – Eat Drink Better Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.