Taco Bell, the Irvine-based fast-food company, says that 8.2 billion of its sauce packets are used across the nation every year, but aren't recyclable!
"They're iconic," according to Taco Bell, but with Earth Day climate action, the restaurant chain wants to give their sauce packets a "spicier second life."
Taco Bell has joined forces with TerraCycle, a recycling company, which is known for collecting traditionally non-recyclable materials and making them into materials that can be used for new recycled products.
Liz Matthews, Taco Bell's Global Chief Food Innovation Officer, said in a statement, "in the food industry today, there is no widely available solution for recycling the flexible film packets that are so commonly used for condiments."
The details on how the packets will be recycled have not yet been released, yet Taco Bell says it has a goal of making all of its consumer-facing packaging recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025!
... on my way now to my car's glove compartment that's chock-full of 'Diablo Sauce' ...