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Subway to replace plastic catering takeaway trays

The fast-food giant’s goal to have 100% of its packaging to be sustainable.

Subway will be replacing its plastic catering takeaway trays with 100% kerbside recyclable platters across all its restaurants in Australia and New Zealand.

According to a press release, it will effectively remove up to 26 garbage trucks full of plastic from the environment each year.

Shane Bracken, Subway Australia and New Zealand’s Managing director said the move is part of the brand’s aim of designing 100% of its packaging to be recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable.

“Packaging, in particular, plays a huge role in the choices we make towards our sustainability commitments. It’s critical that we’re considering the circular economy and how our packaging can be better designed for sustainability through its entire lifecycle, versus focusing only on the end product and how it is disposed of,” Bracken said.

Detpak, a subsidiary of the South Australian packaging business Detmold Group, will manufacture sustainable catering platters for Subway restaurants across Australia and New Zealand.

Designed and tested at Detpak’s LaunchPad R&D laboratory in Adelaide, South Australia, the new fibre-based catering platter will see 205 tonnes of plastic removed from the environment each year.

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