O’Connell’s gets a little greener

Source: normantranscript.com

Thursday, 22nd Sept, 2011

On Saturday, O’Connell’s Irish Pub and Grille, 769 Asp Ave., is planning to introduce its new 100 percent compostable food service tray made from plant fiber.

Restaurant owner Jeff Stewart said the FDA-approved biodegradable trays feature the benefits of polystyrene. But unlike styrofoam, the new trays will decompose within 30 to 45 days.

“For 42 years, O’Connell’s has been a game day destination for countless Sooner fans, many of whom not only enjoy the burgers, but also the camaraderie,” Stewart said. “Our game day tradition continues this year with the same great food. We’re just making the celebration a little more sustainable with our new, environmentally friendly food containers.”

Stewart’s wife, Cynde, who works in the food packaging industry, introduced him to the innovative greener packaging.

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