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By Kent Larsen

EarthShell Delivers New ClamShell Design to McDonalds

SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA -- Meeting a May 29th deadline, EarthShell Corp., whose stock is included in the Mormon Stock Index, delivered a new design for its environmentally-friendly clamshell package to McDonalds and has begun supplying it to 100 Chicago-area McDonalds restaurants. The packaging met McDonald's extensive requirements for distribution, warehousing, store operations and customer expectations.

"Supplying the McDonald's restaurants, currently using the EarthShell package, with the final product design must be seen as an important milestone," said Simon K. Hodson, Chief Executive Officer of EarthShell Corporation and an LDS Church member. "Capacity is being readied for expanded use of the hinged container to more McDonald's locations in the Midwest and the introduction of the product to the West Coast in the near future." EarthShell says that McDonalds has already served more than 8 million Big Macs using the EarthShell containers since the Chicago introduction last year.

The package's introduction makes the second time that a Mormon-led company has provided Big Mac clamshells. The original styrofoam clamshell for Big Macs were provided by Huntsman Packaging, a company owned by LDS billionaire Jon M. Huntsman. But Huntsman sold the company in the early 1970s and the original package subsequently came under attack by environmentalists because it was a very visible example of packaging that didn't decompose in land fills and wasn't recyclable.

In contrast, EarthShell's products have won acclaim from environmentalists and have won the Green Seal from the US Government.


EarthShell(R) Corporation's Approved Big Mac(R) Container Begins Roll-Out in Chicago
PRNewswire 4Jun01 B4


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