https://www.greenzoneuk.com/food-waste/Burger King UK to trial reusable and packaging. The scheme was announced as part of Burger King UK’s target to be 0% single use plastics by 2025.
The pilot has seen Burger King UK partnering with the global re-use platform, Loop and will run from 26 April 2022 to 5 September 2022, across 5 trial sites, located in Newmarket and Ipswich.
The initial range will include a ‘clamshell’, the first ever re-usable burger container, and a
re-usable drinks cup. Customers wishing to take part in the trial will pay a £1.00 deposit for a
re-useable cup or container. The containers will be compatible with 10 of Burger Kings products including some sides and chicken as well as burgers.
Loop bins will be placed outside participating restaurants where the cups and containers can be returned and the deposit refunded. Customers will need the Loop app, which also shows where all Loop return bins are located. Simply scan the barcode on the container and drop it in the Loop bin. All the returned items will be processed by a state-of-the-art cleaning system designed to clean and sanitise each item ready for reuse.
Nicola Pierce from Burger King UK said: “We’re delighted to unveil a trial range of re-usable and returnable packaging for our restaurants. The launch of the new packaging from Burger King UK will include the first ever re-usable and returnable ‘clamshell’ for burgers and sides in the UK.
“We’re excited to see how the trial performs over the next five months and help us reach our goal of eliminating single-use plastic within our restaurants by 2025.”
Tom Szaky, Founder and CEO of TerraCycle and Loop said:“The partnership between Loop and Burger King UK enables customers in selected UK restaurants a simple and convenient way to trial re-usable packaging when ordering their favourite burgers, sides and drinks.
“Consumer demand for more sustainable options is at an all-time high and the customer response to this exciting trial will be used to inform future plans for a long-term re-usable and returnable packaging scheme.” Find out more about food recycling here
Burger King UK will be monitoring the trial closely, using customer feedback to help with future plans for a long term reusable and returnable packaging scheme.