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Tim Hortons will ditch plastic straws next year

The company plans to transition to paper straws in Canada early next year.

Operations

NJ lawmakers ban polystyrene containers, plastic bags

Single-use plastic straws would also be prohibited under the measure, which has yet to be signed into law by Gov. Murphy.

The chain, which is phasing out the use of plastic straws, is now making available recyclable strawless lids.

The burger giant has a partnership with packaging service Loop to start using reusable cups in the U.K. starting next year.

The $8.5 million project will help Nebraska farmers mitigate the risk of climate change in the production of feed for beef cattle.

Operators are dealing with increased costs, supply issues and sticking to sustainability goals.

The burger chain will start selling Whoppers made from cattle fed a special diet that cuts its greenhouse gas emissions.

The chain’s newly remodeled Florida unit opened this week, featuring solar panels and covers all of its energy needs.

Starting in September, the sustainability-minded chain will list the carbon emissions of each item on its menu.

As more consumers decide where to dine based on a restaurant’s sustainability efforts, continuing to focus on eco-friendly practices will be key in driving traffic.

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