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PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 7: A man enters a closed Taco Bell restaurant at Franklin Mills Mall December 7, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Taco Bell restaurants in the Philadelphia area have closed voluntarily for testing, after five people who contracted an E. coli illness, dined at a Taco Bell restaurant before falling ill.

Taco Bell will make its popular hot sauce packets recyclable through a partnership with international industry leader Terracycle in a company first, it was announced Monday. A whopping 8.2 billion hot sauce packets are used in the U.S. each year, according to Taco Bell. And to prevent all of those wrappers from ending up in landfills, it’s piloting a recycling program later this year where the used packets would be remade into something new. Demand for condiment packets became hotter than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, with many restaurants opting to remove communal bottles of ketchup, mustard, salt, pepper and other high-touch fixings from tables to prevent the spread of the virus. Plus, with more people ordering delivery, the surge created an apparent ketchup shortage.

Link: Fox News