The Inside Scoop

What is the yummiest way to cut back on single use plastic? Ice cream cones!

Americans eat on average 29 lb.s of ice cream a year. That equals 160 scoops. If any of those scoops are at an ice cream parlor, well, that means a lot of plastic spoons and non-recyclable plastic lined paper cups are heading to the trash.  So, when given the option of “cup or cone”, the choice is easy.

And a fun fact … Cones were invented at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair when an ice cream vendor ran out of dishes. To his rescue came the neighboring vendor, Ernest Hamwi a Syrian selling Persian waffles. Hamwi rolled up a warm waffle and the rest was delicious history!

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