“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” Jane Goodall
I hate plastic. I hate the environmental impact and cost of using it to package our soup and broth. I wish there were another option. I am always on the lookout for new ideas, models and alternative business practices. But for food safety, cost and all sorts of sanitary reasons, plastic is currently our best option. The plastic containers we use are recyclable, but as I’m sure many of you know, that doesn’t mean it actually is. The truth is, less than 9% of all plastic in the U.S. is actually recycled. There are a whole host of reasons for this, but the bottom line is our recycling industry is broken, and it’s really discouraging. The pandemic has only made the situation worse. Concern about sanitary protocols and restaurants shifting to a carryout model has increased demand and driven up the price of plastic containers. We hope in the near future, manufacturers will develop new technologies and product alternatives from more sustainable materials. In the meantime, one of our best options is simply reusing our containers. Apart from storing and freezing your own meals and leftovers, our soup and broth containers make great planters for seedlings and succulents and for sorting and organizing various household items. Do you have an idea for how to reuse our containers? Please share it with us. Send us a picture!