10 Jul '18, 8am

The last straw: How Pizza Hut is cutting plastic waste

Around three years ago, Pizza Hut was managing to stop around 95 percent of its waste from going to landfill. The effort of putting in place a segregated waste bin system for recycling, composting and rubbish across its branches, it seemed, was paying off. But then TV chef Hugh Fernley-Whittingstall presented a documentary on the BBC drawing attention to the massive problem of coffee cups, which due to their combination of plastic and cardboard rendering them difficult to recycle, largely end up simply being thrown in the waste bin. The revelation pricked up the ears of supply chain head Steve Packer. "We started asking lots of complicated questions to some very clever people, and we suddenly realized how incompetent we were," Packer tells BusinessGreen. "There are a lot of organizations out there working to do the right thing — doing lots of segregating waste — but I thin...

Full article: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/last-straw-how-pizza-hut...

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