NEW: Disney Testing Compostable Cups, Cutlery, and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Iain

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NEW: Disney Testing Compostable Cups, Cutlery, and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

New trash cans bring guests the option to compost and recycle while visiting Dino-Bite Snacks and Restaurantosaurus at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The theme park has always had a strong emphasis on conservation, and even opened on Earth Day of 1998 as an ode to Mother Earth herself.

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Guests have the option to dispose of cups, food, bottles, and miscellaneous packaging into a more environmentally friendly fashion. Cups and service-ware are now compostable at these locations, as well as any leftover food itself. This is part of a new environmental initiative that began on January 31st of this year to help continue to educate guests on their environmental impact.

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A separate bin is adjacent for metal, plastic, and cardboard items, while anything that doesn’t fit in these can be put in the standard trash bin.

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As you can see, we were given a spoon that is clearly labeled as “compostable”.

While we aren’t sure if the option to compost will make its way around the entire park, or even beyond, we are glad to see that the environmental message is still strong.

While you’re at Dino-Bite Snacks, be sure to check out the new Valentine Ice Cream Sandwich!

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4 thoughts on “NEW: Disney Testing Compostable Cups, Cutlery, and More at Disney’s Animal Kingdom”

  1. It’s about time this sort of thing went mainstream. The farmers market I worked at in Montana required all food vendors to use compostable materials. When I visited London I used wood disposable cutlery. I’m surprised it isn’t more common already.

  2. I hope that Animal Kingdom has better success than I have had on college campuses with the separate trash containers. I have never been able to get college students to put the correct item in the correct bin!

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