Austin's Environment Texas — in the midst of a campaign to ban the environmentally harmful plastic foam — wants to convince the iconic burger chain to ditch its current cups for biodegradable ones. Executive Director Luke Metzger and a handful of others showed up this morning at company HQ to push the issue after a May letter to its CEO went unanswered.
Karina Alderete, Whataburger's brand
"We understand the concern and we're looking into alternatives," Alderete explained.
Metzger peppered the exec with a few more questions about the Whataburger's environmental practices before she headed back into the office. The two didn't set a timetable for additional discussion.
"I was encouraged by it," Metzger said of the brief but cordial meeting. "We've done many corporate campaigns over the decades, and sometimes they just shut us out."
But, he added, "Until they commit and make it happen,
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