By Katie Pyzyk
Source: Grocery Dive

Costco’s famous rotisserie chickens are getting a glow up: The widely recognizable domed rigid plastic containers housing the chickens are being replaced with flexible plastic bags — at least in some locations.

A display sign accompanying the chickens at the Issaquah, Washington, store indicates that the packaging switch will result in a 75% reduction in plastic use, saving more than 17 million pounds of resin annually, according to photos taken by sister site Packaging Dive. It also estimates “a carbon reduction of 4,000 metric tons,” equivalent of removing 1,000 trucks from the road.

Costco did not respond to multiple requests for comment from Packaging Dive about the new packaging, including if and when it will be implemented across the country.

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