White Castle Switches to Green Packaging
Over the next few weeks, White Castle restaurants in over 400 locations will go green with their packaging. Instead of white sacks, customers will notice that their food comes in a brown paper bag bearing a “recycle” logo. White Castle will also be using recycled materials for its corrugated Crave Cases.
This isn’t the first step the company has taken to be more environmentally-friendly. Since the 1960s, they’ve been recycling the bun containers they use for shipping. Since 1992, White Castle has also be using green building products, like Duro-Last, an ENERGY STAR roofing product that makes the entire restaurant more energy-efficient. Other green measures they have taken include the following:
- 55 restaurants used LED lighting, reducing CO2 emissions by 948 tons per year.
- They recycle over 1200 pounds of plastic every year.
- White Castle’s frozen sandwiches are already packaged in recycled cardboard.
In the future, White Castle has plans to use even more green building materials and start a storm water bioretention program.
In recent years, many fast food companies have committed to making greener choices. Earlier this month, McDonald’s began to use a more efficient energy system, and – along with Subway, Chipotle, and Dunkin’ Donuts – they’ve been given LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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