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Domino’s pledges to cut single-use plastic

The pizza chain is also trialling a ‘lineless box’.

Domino’s is phasing out single-use plastic in more than 710 stores nationwide, including the use of plastic straws and spoons from its distribution network by 30 June.

The ASX-listed pizza firm said the move is estimated to save more than 2 metric tonnes of plastic per year, and moving to biodegradable paper straws and wooden spoons will see a reduction in the circulation of single-use plastic by up to 2.85 million pieces per year.

"As Australia’s largest pizza company, we know we have the responsibility and opportunity to make a significant change and are proud to be taking positive steps forward by reducing plastic consumption, and our environmental footprint,” Domino’s Australia and New Zealand chief executive officer Nick Knight said in a statement.

“Recycling is also a great way to help cut down on the increasingly growing landfill problem, which is why we’re proud to use recycled materials in our sundae packaging and our thick shake cups are PET,” he added.

Domino’s is also trialling a ‘lineless box’ concept that aims to remove secondary plastic packaging from its supply chain, an initiative more than 18 months in the making.

“Innovation is one of our core pillars at Domino’s, and we genuinely believe there is a huge opportunity to improve the way we efficiently deliver food and packaging to stores that is more environmentally friendly and sustainable,” Domino’s ANZ chief procurement officer Paul Connors added.

Domino’s decision to forego single-use plastics is ahead of the government’s National Waste Policy Action Plan deadline, which aims to phase out “problematic and unnecessary” plastics nationwide by 2025.

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