Canadian foodservice is well-placed to embrace the federal single-use plastic ban

COVID-19 complicates things but Canada’s federal single-use plastic ban has been a long time coming and shouldn’t be too troubling for operators.

KFC Canada is removing all plastic straws and bags from restaurants this year

Press Release KFC Canada today announced a series of new sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company’s use of plastics in restaurants across the country. By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant locations across Canada. This effectively removes 50 million plastic […]

IKEA Canada phases out single-use plastic straws

Press Release IKEA Canada has sold its last plastic straw. The retailer announced it has phased out all single-use plastic straws in Canada, nine months ahead of its global commitment to eliminate all single-use plastics from its product range and restaurants by January 1, 2020. “Plastic straws have become an important symbol in the global movement to […]

Sustainability runs deep at Prime Pubs across Canada

Press Release Prime Pubs is very happy to announce that plastic straws have been completely eliminated from all Pubs locations across Canada including Fionn MacCool’s, D’Arcy McGee’s, Paddy Flaherty’s and Tír nan Òg. Effective today, paper straws will be available, but only upon request. “Pubs are built on the foundation of community where people come together to create positive, meaningful […]

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020

Press Release Today, Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw options available, around the world. Starbucks, the largest food and beverage retailer to make such a global commitment, anticipates the move will eliminate more […]

Recipe Unlimited plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network

Press Release As part of an extensive journey to reduce waste in all of its restaurants, Recipe Unlimited (formerly Cara Operations) plans to eliminate plastic straws across its entire 19-brand network of restaurants. This includes brands such as Prime Pubs, Landing, Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, East Side Mario’s and many more. “Our goal is to enrich […]