Supermac's to roll out recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all restaurants
The move will be implemented across 110 of Supermac's restaurants around the country.
Fast food restaurant Supermac's is set to introduce recyclable cups, paper straws and biodegradable burger wraps in all of its restaurants in a bid to cut down on plastic waste.
The shift to recyclable products is part of its Glan agus Glas (Clean and Green) initiative, which will see all cups in the restaurants now become 100% recyclable, paper straws to be replaced with plastic straws and all burger wraps used to be recyclable from now on.
Dispensers are also being put in place for sachets and napkins in each outlet.
The announcement was made by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten at the official opening of the newly redeveloped Casey’s Service Station in his constituency of Roscommon on Thursday evening.
In addition to the fast-food chain's new move, Supermacs will also be creating ‘Green Teams’ in each outlet as part of a major initiative to ‘Go Green.'
A trial period of the initiative was originally set up in the firm's Westport branch, which paved the way for the country's other 109 branches to follow suit.
Supermac’s boasts the title of Ireland's largest homegrown fast-food chain. The Supermac’s chain also operates the Papa John’s Pizza brand and SuperSubs.
Pat McDonagh, the owner of the franchise, and his wife Una have also developed several service stations around the country including The Barack Obama Plaza in Moneygall.
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