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RE: [GreenYes]
According to a blurb in the August 6, 2001 issue of Waste News:

"McDonald's Corp. has started using compostable containers for its Big Mac
sandwiches at all 465 of its Chicago area restaurants.

The fast food giant, which introduced the compostable container in 100 of
its Chicago restaurants last year, began using the packaging at the rest of
the area restaurants July 27.  The company plans to expand its use of the
packaging to the West Coast in the fall.

EarthShell Corp., based in Santa Barbara, Calif., supplies the containers,
which resemble McDonald's old-style polystyrene clamshell containers.  The
packaging, which is made from a base of limestone and potato starch,
biodegrades when exposed to moisture and disintegrates in water when crushed
or broken.  It can be composted by commercial composting facilities and
backyard composters."

Cynthia Jimenez
City of San Jose, Environmental Services Department
Integrated Waste Management Division
777 N. First St., Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95112

Ph: 408-277-3628   Fx: 408-277-3669

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Goettlich []
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 1:54 PM
To: BRING Recycling;
Subject: Re: [GreenYes] 

I just called Mr. Dunion at Carl's and he told me that the EarthShell
product is not out of the testing stage yet.

Does anyone know of a non-PVC food wrap?  .....?

Paul Goettlich

From: BRING Recycling
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2001 12:41 PM
Subject: [GreenYes]
"EarthShell believes the new wraps will be an excellent alternative to foil,
paper and plastic-laminated wraps, which are used to serve traditional hot
and cold sandwiches - including tacos, hamburgers, breakfast sandwiches and
more. The company said CKE Restaurants Inc., of Anahiem, Calif., operators
of Carl's Jr., Hardees and Taco Bueno restaurants, is evaluating the
packaging sandwich wraps in their Anaheim test kitchen . . . "
(According to John Dunion, Carl's Jr. executive vice president and chief
administration officer), "We are enthusiastic about the potential of the new
EarthShell Packaging wraps from an environmental, performance and price
standpoint. It's a new material that is much stronger than traditional
wraps." (end)

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