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Restaurant Chains Support Packaging Initiative
Three giant restaurant companies have joined forces to support an initiative addressing packaging waste issues that challenge the foodservice industry. The plans include development of a sustainable cup that is recyclable and compostable.
Starbucks, McDonald’s and Wendy’s, all recognizing the need for increased and improved sustainable packaging, are participating in the NextGen Consortium, which is focused on creating environmentally friendly food packaging solutions.
The effort, led by sustainable investment firm Closed Loop Partners, began last September, with the NextGen Cup Challenge, a contest highlighting sustainable packaging innovations, such as the creation of a cup the companies could serve at their units worldwide. NextGen said 12 firms are now ...
Wendy's Strengthens Commitment to Sustainability Through Partnership with the NextGen Consortium
Company's Squarely Sustainable Approach Embraces Partnership to Advance Sustainable Packaging
Today, The Wendy's Company announced a commitment to advance sustainable packaging solutions in the foodservice industry and its own operations through its partnership with the NextGen Consortium.
The NextGen Consortium is a multi-year partnership of foodservice industry leaders convened by Closed Loop Partners' Center for the Circular Economy. Wendy's® joins the Consortium as a Supporting Partner, alongside other industry leaders, to address single-use food packaging waste. Currently, the Consortium is executing its NextGen Cup Challenge, which is focused on identifying new and existing cup solutions designed to optimize ...
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