Today after I finished up my turkey sandwich and chips at the local eatery, I noticed that they didn’t have trash cans for recycling…the other thing I noticed is that they had one of those trash receptacles with the swinging doors…really bad design…I always feel like it’s unsanitary…people leaving their greasy hand stuff on the door everytime they throw something out.
I challenge this forum to come up with some ideas…maybe even some sketches on a better designed trash can for restaurants…!!!
I will post my ideas here soon…just getting bored at work I guess.
Thereâ€™s no usually any kind of recycling set-up, but then you donâ€™t want to rely on people to recycleâ€¦unless, a fastfood place would hire somebody to sort through garbage, youâ€™re going to end up with a lot of contaminated batchesâ€¦and you donâ€™t want any people standing in fornt of the garbage can during lunch hour rush, thinking if paper tray soaked in tomato sauce goes into paper recycling bin or general garbage bin. I think a way to think about it would be to design food and packaging in such way that it all could be thrown away together. A quickie thought would be to have compostable cutlery/cups what not in a fastfood restaurant that serves only vegetarian food. Then you haul all of the garbage to composting facility by the end of the day.
I know fast food is horrible and I should never eat it but…
For a while now i’ve been ordering in a different way. I ask them to “make it into one”.
“I’d like a number 4 value meal, and could you make that into one?”
then they put the fries in the same package as the burger. Sometimes on the burger. Sometimes you can order a medium shake, order it half full, then put the fries and the burger in the cup with the shake. Layered, greasy, shameful, but good.
Some people call this “ordering a one-sie”
Anyway, i really like the compost idea, and i think that fast food packaging could use a major overhaul. Making it into one- probably isn’t the way to go- but it’s enjoyable.