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
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