Crest Theater Mandating Plastic Popcorn Buckets
Our beloved Landmark Crest Theater commonly uses an eco-friendly brown paper sack for its delicious popcorn, which is so good that people often stop in to buy popcorn to go.
But until they run out, you'll be getting your popcorn a plastic Taylor Swift bucket no matter what movie you're there to see. Big plastic buckets that have to be dumped in our landfills unless you take them home and repurpose them. If they want such things available for kids, so be it, but don't force the rest of us to take our popcorn in a silly-ass plastic toy bucket (which also doesn't hold as much as the paper bag they usually use). I also don't want an unsolicited plastic McDonald's toy with my McDonald's order for whatever they're promoting this week as the largest toy distributor in the U.S. But I digress.
I don't want to go sans popcorn to avoid dumping another piece of plastic in the landfill. Why not offer a choice? Companies need to be called out for this type of shortsighted behavior. I've reached out to the theater and will update if they reply (which will likely be something to the effect of "Our hands are tied by the industry.")
Our tolerance of the unfettered, thoughtless use of petroleum-based plastics must change.