The fast-food giant is testing sustainable packaging, including straws, cutlery, napkins and Whopper wrappers, in Miami and plans to try out reusable, zero-waste packaging in major cities worldwide.
Companies that produce bottled beverages will be required to use 15 percent recycled plastic in their bottles by 2022 and 50 percent by 2030.
About 45 restaurants have committed to reducing or eliminating single-use plastics, with a nudge from a five-member group called Straw Free Jackson Hole.
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Until the company can reduce its own plastic usage, it’s working with rePurpose Global to contribute to the removal of the same amount of plastic from the environment that it uses.
Collectors make money or earn credit for essential services when they bring in plastic waste, which is then recycled for high-end Social Plastic products.
Bans on single-use plastic water bottles have been implemented or are in the works at various airports, but planes still pose a carbon-emissions threat.
Founded by Washington and Lee University alumnus Julianna Keeling, Terravive creates bioplastic products that break down like plants.
Dreishbach, who will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Sullivan Ignite Retreat in October, developed a reusable carryout-food container service to reduce waste in Durham, N.C.
Social entrepreneur Crystal Dreisbach is pushing for an ordinance that would require shoppers to pay a 10-cent fee for plastic bags.