As you may have guessed, I love soup. In fact I made some for dinner last night. It was rather an impromptu affair, so I decided to call the result “Surprise Chicken Tortilla Soup.” It was a surprise because I thought the package I was thawing had sausages inside.
A much more welcome surprise is the news that Atwater’s is combining their soup-making talents with an initiative to support HoCo non-profit Upcycled.
My first thought: cool! Upcycled is that innovative company I learned more about through the Changemaker Challenge. From their website:
Upcycled is a waste diversion organization established as a 501(c)3 corporation, that follows the Precious Plastics model. Upcycled Inc. takes discarded plastics and upcycles them into long-term purpose products. This process begins with separating the plastics by type, shredding them into small flakes, cleaning them, and melting the plastic into molds. This is conducted using a series of machines that can morph the discarded plastic into useful configurations. We create products that can be used to reach our mission of giving plastic a long-term purpose and creating a more environmentally conscious community.
You can learn more about Upcycled at their website, and can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
As for Atwater’s, I know they’re not in Howard County…but they are supporting a Howard County business and, well: soup! Could Atwater’s be the magical soup company I’ve been searching for? They’re certainly not strictly a soup operation, but, here’s an example of yesterday’s offerings.