Aramark, Philadelphia, Pa., announced plans to reduce its single-use plastic footprint across its global operations. The company’s strategy includes plans to phase out plastic straws and stirrers, thus decreasing plastic straw use by 60% by 2020, representing 100 million straws per year.
Aramark will prioritize the reduction of single-use plastic in additional categories, including bags and cutlery. The company plans to expand its offering of reusable water bottles, mugs, takeout containers and bags.
Aramark will also work with national brands and suppliers to decrease packaging through innovation and design, educate consumers on the impacts of single-use plastics and publicly report on its progress to ensure transparency and improvement.