From Single-Use to Reusable.
Hamburger shops are popular in the food service industry. Over the past few years, many hamburger shops have set environmental policies and promoted the SDGs. Behind this move is the need to take urgent action against climate variability and marine plastics issues. In addition, the fact that the younger generation has a keen interest in the global environment and ethical consumption and disseminates them has a considerable influence. In particular, hamburger shops around the world are actively working to use certified materials for wrapping paper, but Burger King® has announced an initiative that goes even further.
Burger King® has announced plans to replace previously disposable packages for hamburgers and drinks with new reusable packagings as part of their efforts to reduce waste. Reusable packagings will be tested in some stores in New York, Portland and Tokyo in 2021. The pilot deployment of reusable packages is underway in partnership with the recycler TerraCycle container collection and reuse business Loop.
According to the announcement, the system that utilizes this reusable package is:
●The purchaser first pays the guarantee price of the package when ordering.
●After you finish eating, return the reusable package and the deposit will be returned.
“This enables Burger King consumers to easily bring reusability into their daily lives, and whether they choose to eat-in or takeaway, they will be able to get some of their favorite food and drinks in a reusable container.” said Tom Szaky, TerraCycle and Loop CEO.
Some people may find it cumbersome to return the container. However, the day will surely come when that action will be the norm.
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