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McDonald’s is testing strawless lids

The burger giant is testing lids that do not need straws in some select U.S. markets as it works to bolster sustainability.

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California city launches program to ease restaurants' switch to reusable containers

Operations in Mountain View can qualify for up to $300 in reusables and free technical advice on which ones to try in place of disposables.

Packaging, both safe and eco-friendly, has been a top sustainability initiative this year, and with the rise in popularity in takeout and delivery, it’s important for operators to seek out quality packaging to ensure the food they’re offering gets to diners in good condition.

Landmark legislation enacted last week puts a tax on manufacturers, with an expectation that they will pass along the charge.

The burrito chain said supply chain issues and rising freight costs are making it too expensive to source from overseas, and that it might invest in a domestic packaging operation.

More jurisdictions are prohibiting restaurants from using non-compostable or reusable packaging and utensils.

Reality Check: New environmental rules are coming in a flurry. Is the industry ready?

Reality Check: And—surprise, surprise—some of them are good news for an industry that’s taken its lumps.

With the holidays (and prime pie-eating season) approaching, restaurants are feeling the impact of soaring aluminum prices and shortages on their ability to source pie tins.

Only packaging designed and manufactured to withstand refilling are permissible.

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