and there’s a good possibility it’s me.
image credit: Pinterest
it’s important we each do our part to help Mother Earth
and here is a way we can all pitch in,
with two of my favorite things on this earth,
paper and chocolate.
you are welcome.
Japanese KitKats Are Replacing Plastic Packaging
with Origami Paper You Can Turn into Cranes!
From plant-based, bio-plastic Lego to Adidas’s first fully recyclable running shoe, companies worldwide are working hard to make their products and packaging more sustainable. Last year, food and drink manufacturer Nestle announced that it plans to use 100% recyclable packaging for its products by 2025. As part of that goal, nestle Japan recently released new packaging for its popular miniature KitKat chocolate bars, which will now be wrapped in origami paper instead of plastic.
“Plastic waste is one of the biggest sustainability issues the world is facing today,” Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider says “Tackling it requires a collective approach. We are committed to finding improved solutions to reduce, re-use and recycle.” Japan is the biggest market for KitKats, with 4 million being sold every day. By swapping out the candy bar’s shiny plastic wrap for eco-friendly matte paper, Nestlé expects to cut down on roughly 380 tons of plastic each year.
The new packaging is not only good for the environment, but it’s fun too! Each KitKat bar will include instructions on how to fold a traditional origami crane—a symbol of hope and healing. Customers are encouraged to turn their trash into art, with the hope that the paper will remain in use for longer.
The environmentally-friendly packaging debuts with the most popular KitKat Mini flavors—original, matcha, and dark chocolate—but the positive change is just the beginning. Next year, Nestlé Japan plans to release paper bags for its normal-sized KitKat multipacks, and will roll out single-layer paper wrappers for individual KitKats in 2021.
“the visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.”
credits: mymodernmet.com, atlas obscure, emma taggart, nestles japan
along the way on my weekday drive
there is often a traffic mishap or accident
and if I begin to worry about being late
or get annoyed by the hold up
i think about how the person/people involved must feel
how their life instantly changed in that moment
they were just having an ordinary day
maybe they were
headed to work
to visit someone
leaving for a vacation
going to a celebration
so many possibilities
i’ve got no room to complain
nothing to worry about
puts it all right back into perspective
so i listen to my music and sit with my gratitude.
“since human wisdom cannot secure us from accidents,
it is the greatest effort of reason to bear them well. “
-john paul jones
image credit: wellandgood.com
as merely an observer of the event
I’d have to guess
that she when she arrived at the store
perhaps with the intention
of buying a tea towel
she did not plan to leave
with a giant metal chicken
and may have even worried
that if she did not buy it today
someone else might come along
they too could not live without it
one day longer.
life is funny that way.
‘buying involves decision-making.
it’s a performance activity, like sports or acting.’