Recipe Unlimited Plans to Eliminate Plastic Straws from its Entire Restaurant Network

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VAUGHAN, Ont. — Recipe Unlimited (formerly Cara Operations) plans to eliminate plastic straws across its entire 19-brand network of restaurants by March 2019. The change is part of an extensive journey to reduce waste in all of its restaurants.

“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.”

Beginning in August, plastic straws will be phased out with the goal of offering only paper straws by end of March 2019. The compostable and biodegradable paper straws will be provided with soft drinks in Recipe’s quick-serve restaurants such as Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, New York Fries and St-Hubert. In its full-service restaurants, paper straws will be provided upon request.

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