Live Más (and green): Taco Bell considering fiber packaging


In California, late-night Mexican mainstay Taco Bell has released new sustainability commitments that include greener packaging options.

Specifically, the company has pledged to make all its packaging recyclable, compostable, or reusable by 2025. Preserving customer experience will be a priority as the eatery evaluates its options.  “We want to ensure that convenience and functionality are very top of mind when it comes to our packaging,” Missy Schaaphok, Taco Bell’s global nutrition and sustainability manager tells Fast Company. “Sure, the look and feel might change—especially if we move away from black plastic, for example, with our power bowls, to something else that might be fiber based. That will be a dramatic change, but we want to ensure that the . . . customers have the same experience, but with the sustainability aspects in mind.”

Taco Bell also pledged to make its packaging free of worrisome chemicals PFAS, phthalates, and BPA.