19 Canadian restaurant chains are ditching plastic straws

Jun 29 2018, 8:00 pm

Plastic straws are soon to go extinct at 19 more restaurant chains across Canada.

Just weeks after A&W made the announcement that they’re eliminating plastic straws, Recipe Unlimited (formerly Cara Operations) has followed suit.

The company operates major restaurants across Canada including Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, East Side Mario’s, New York Fries, St-Hubert, Prime Pubs, and many more.

“Our goal is to enrich life in Canada… and that extends beyond our restaurants and guests, to our oceans, wildlife and environment,” says Frank Hennessey, CEO, Recipe Unlimited Corporation.“Straws are just one component of the work we’re undertaking to eliminate single-use plastics from our supply chain and shift to recyclable or compostable materials wherever possible.”

Plastic straws will be phased out of restaurants in lieu of biodegradable paper straws beginning in August with the aim to eliminate them entirely by the end of March 2019.

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