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by STEPHANIE VIGILANTE

 

Parent company Craveable Brands says some restaurants will be plastic bag-free within a month.

Red Rooster, Oporto and Western Australian fast-food chain Chicken Treat have begun to phase out single-use plastic bags across their 570 Australian restaurants.

Parent company Craveable Brands announced today it would be removing single-use bags by no longer replenishing stock, with plans for all stores to be plastic-bag free by July.

More than eight million bags will be removed from circulation nationally, which is equivalent to 8.8 tonnes of plastic. Large paper bags will be used instead.

“As an Australian business it’s our responsibility to reduce our impact on our country and oceans wherever possible,” Craveable Brands CEO Brett Houldin said in a statement.

The move coincides with state-wide bans already in place in South Australia and Tasmania, with Queensland’s ban beginning on July 1, 2018. Western Australia and Victoria have also announced plans to follow suit.

Chicken Treat Jandakot. Photo by Daniel Wilkins/The Photo Pitch

 

Source: https://www.broadsheet.com.au/national/city-file/article/red-rooster-bans-plastic-bags
Published on 01 February 2018
TOP PHOTO: Oporto CEO Craig Tozer. Photo by Sarah Keayes/The Photo Pitch


 

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