IKEA reported phasing out single-use plastic already a year ago. Now, more fast-food restaurants want to contribute to a world without waste, launching or taking part in sustainable initiatives that enable them to deliver menu items in reusable containers to consumers.
PriestmanGoode Utilizes Cocoa Bean Shells in New Innovative Project and Burger King has partnered with Loop to pilot reusable containers for your to-go staples. New York City, Portland, and Tokyo will be the first to have access with more cities planned to follow. At Bugger King Customers can opt in for reusable packaging for menu items such as sandwiches, soft drinks and coffee. They can then return the reusable sandwich container or beverage cup to Burger King restaurants to be cleaned and reused. Similar solutions are rolled out at both Starbucks and McDonalds. The programs come with a cost: Customers will be charged a small deposit upon purchase, and once the packaging is returned, they'll receive a refund.
More underlying facts and figures from (People, Planet Positive) IKEA:
We phased out all single-use plastic products from the global home furnishing range in January 2020
Today, more than 60% of the IKEA product range is based on renewable materials
By 2030, we aim to end our dependency on virgin fossil materials
We recycled more than 73% of the waste in all our* stores in 2018