COMMUNITY | Staff Reporter, Australia

Subway continues sustainability push by increasing carton efficiency

The fast food chain has previously replaced single-use plastic bags with recyclable paper bags.

Subway has announced that it will continue to explore “a range of innovative measures” to further improve its operations in environmental sustainability and minimise waste.

The fast food chain was recently cited in the 2018 Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation’s Annual Report for its packaging and environmental sustainability plan that has reportedly eliminated 76 tonnes of plastic bags and 300,000 kilograms of paper and cardboard from their operations.

(Also read: Subway Australia eliminates plastic bags in sustainability push)

“We’re taking steps to reduce single-use business to business packaging by increasing carton efficiency. We’re focused on increasing the number of items per carton, to reduce cardboard cartons used, including increasing napkins this year from 6000 to 6750 per carton saving over 4,600 cardboard cartons. Cutlery pack changes have also reduced cardboard cartons,” Ben Miles, Subway’s senior corporate social responsibility manager, said in a statement.

Subway, which serves more than 1.6 million subs in Australia weekly, also encouraged customers to take steps in recycling.

“For example, labelling on our salad bowls encourages active consumer engagement in packaging sustainability,” Miles added.

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