A&W Partners with Coca-Cola Canada to Launch Exchangeable-Cup Test across Vancouver


VANCOUVER — A&W is partnering with Coca-Cola Canada to launch the A&W Cup Crew at Vancouver restaurants, an exchangeable-cup pilot to reduce single-use paper cups. The cup can be used for both hot and cold drinks and is made from BPA-free recyclable polypropylene.

At any participating restaurant in Vancouver, guests will be able to purchase the A&W Cup Crew exchangeable cup for $3 dollars. Then, guests can exchange their used cup each time they visit a restaurant. A&W Cup Crew members will receive $0.20 cent discount each time they return their cup and will be served a clean one.

“A&W has a long history of taking actions to reduce our environmental impact, from being the first QSR in North America to eliminate plastic straws to using compostable packaging, real mugs, plates and cutlery,” says Susan Senecal, president and CEO, A&W Canada. “The A&W Cup Crew allows our guests to enjoy their favourite drinks on-the-go and reduce the use of single-use cups. We’re all about serving up great taste with minimal waste, and proud to have Coca-Cola support us in our journey.”

“Through our World-Without-Waste initiative, we’re working to reduce packaging waste and promote a circular economy,” says Alpa Sutaria, general manager of Sustainability, North America Operating Unit, Coca-Cola Company. “We’re excited to partner with A&W on their exchangeable cup pilot that works towards driving a circular economy in Canada. We believe that partnerships like this and collective action are needed to deliver a more sustainable future.”

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