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Subway Canada to transition to paper straws next year

By Food in Canada staff   

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Subway is committed to making restaurants and operations as environmentally responsible as possible and, in 2019, Subway Canada will transition to paper straws in 3,200 restaurants across the country.

In an official statement, Subway says it will continue to explore ways to minimize resources used, potential waste created and overall environmental impact. For the past decade, the company says it has been designing restaurants to maximize energy efficiency and water conservation, including:

  • Working towards 100 per cent of its packaging to be recyclable, compostable or manufactured from sustainably sourced materials;
  • Increasing recycled materials in its paper and plastic packaging; and,
  • Reducing its packaging’s carbon impact through minimalist design and material choice based on sound science.

Subway Canada says in the statement that its goal is to be the number one corporate citizen in every market it serves.  The company says it is always working to improve the sustainability of its products and operations, and that the brand’s efforts to-date have prevented millions of pounds of packaging from entering the global waste stream.


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