In celebration of Earth Month, KFC in the Cayman Islands is replacing its small single-use polystyrene container with a new polypropylene reusable container and lid.
The polypropylene container first introduced in the USA in 2010, is now at KFC locations island wide and offers the consumer the control to either reuse the container or dispose of it after purchase. Statistics show that 60 per cent of consumers keep a reusable container for at least six weeks and use it multiple times for multiple things.
The reusable sides container at KFC Cayman is given when consumers purchase sides such as mashed potatoes with gravy, a side of gravy, coleslaw or baked beans.
Family Fun Day
The highlight of this month’s Earth Week activities is the National Trust Great Outdoors Family Fun Day, happening Sunday, 28 April, from 3-5pm at Dart Park, South Sound. Kids, parents and kids-at-heart are all invited to the Trust’s official Earth Day event for 2013 featuring lots of family-friendly activities, games and prizes! Iggy, the Trust’s Blue Iguana mascot will be on site for photos, and the afternoon’s activities include face painting, a diabolo competition, bouncy castles, fun, recycling activities with JUNK, potted plants art (take your own plant home), carnival games, lots of food and great prizes for everyone. Earn game tickets when you bring your aluminium cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles (with caps removed) for recycling. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Trust at [email protected] or call 749-1121.
Take the challenge
The Department of Environment is asking readers to challenge yourself to do something good for the earth this week.
Find your nearest recycling collection bins and set up your home recycling plan.
Contact the Environmental Health Department at 949-8469 for more information on recycling or finding aluminium can drop-off points.
Reef lecture series
CCMI will host an Earth Day themed talk on climate change on Little Cayman Monday.
Join the CCMI team in Little Cayman for fun-filled Earth Day activities! Call 948-1094.
Recycled art workshop
The National Gallery is hosting a recycled art workshop Monday from 3-4.30pm. Led by a NGCI instructor, students will explore a piece of recycled art in the National Collection – made entirely from recycled materials – before making their own mini masterpiece. Students are encouraged to take some of their own recycled materials and found objects to use as a base for their project.
Admission is free and space is limited. Email [email protected] to book.