You may remember a post I wrote a while back about McDonalds. I was flabbergasted by their use of the #7 styrofoam container here in Turkey. Well, it seems Burger King is no better.
Today I was in one of those moods again. Trying to get some house work done. I still hadn’t gone to the market for groceries since our trip. And I was feeling the urge for American junk food. So I ordered the Whopper meal.
You know I love ordering things online. There’s nothing like something being delivered to your door! I love those packages arriving with electronics, clothes, sporting goods, and more. Here in Turkey, it’s food. They deliver whatever you want on a moped at no extra charge. But I am seriously going to have to reconsider this habit of mine. Besides the obvious, the weight on my belly and the lightness of my wallet, I guess I am also contributing to the killing of trees and other bad-for-the-environment procedures simply by ordering.
Take my Whopper meal for instance. The whopper came wrapped in paper, just like in the U.S. But then they put it inside of a styrofoam container. (Yep, number 7). It was then sealed with a big round sticker.
The fries were in their usual cardboard container. Then stuck inside of a brown paper bag.
Sodas are delivered in a can.
I asked them not to send accompaniments, so of course they sent ketchup and mustard – which come in non-recyclable plastic containers, 3 packs of salt, and the usual straw and napkins (more napkins than they would give you if you ate at the restaurant – which is only one.)
All of these things were neatly wrapped up inside another large paper bag, sealed with another sticker.
That’s a lot of paper and plastic for 3 food items, don’t you think? Bad, BK, bad, bad!