Most people love a good burger, but fast food joints cause litter, animal suffering and rainforest destruction. One farmer had a great idea, to print registration numbers on receipts. So if people throw packaging out the window, they get a fine in the post, just like speeding. One online petition reached 50,000 signatures when McDonald’s switched to paper straws, complaining that ‘it went soggy in their McFlurries’. We have a long way to go. Salt is toxic to pets and birds, so don’t give leftovers.
If you live in London, bypass the big fast food restaurants, and head to your nearest branch of Neat Burger. As well as creating tasty and healthy plant-based patties in-house, everything is sold in compostable packaging, to help avoid fast food litter. The bowls are made from sugar cane, the cutlery’s made from compostable cornstarch and the chip boxes are biodegradable. Yet they still use modern heat-protective technology, to keep your food hot and fresh.
This is an ambitious company that is rivalling the big brands (investors include Lewis Hamilton and Leonardo di Caprio). Although it would be nice if everyone shopped for organic lentils at their indie health shop, it’s not going to happen, because millions of people in England and beyond now eat fast food from takeaways. So we need an alternative to stop the huge devastation to animal welfare, the planet and plastic littered packaging that happens at the moment. This company may well be the answer. You can even join their Secret Sauce Society to get rewards to redeem against future visits.
The range includes the signature Neat Burger (a double patty made with lettuce, tomato, grilled onion, ‘cheeze’ and neat sauce) alongside other options like:
- Crispy Chik’n sandwich!
- Smash Daddy (with mustard)
- Cheez burger
- NYC Hot Dog
- Salads & wraps
- Brisket-loaded fries
- Crispy cauli wings
- Buffalo nuggets
- A range of plant-based shakes
- Cinnamon-sugar churros
- Homemade lemonade