In a bid to help rid Australia of plastic bags, Australian owned and operated national brands Red Rooster and Oporto as well as WA fast food favourite Chicken Treat have commenced phasing out single-use plastic bags. With stock no longer being replenished, some restaurants will be plastic bag free in the next month, with 100% of the network onboard with #banthebag by July 2018.
Parent company Craveable Brands CEO Brett Houldin “With the growing concern about the environmental impact of plastic bags, removing single-use plastic shopping bags from our 570 restaurants across the country will see 8.8 million bags removed from circulation nationally which is equivalent to 8.8 tonnes of plastic. As an Australian business it’s our responsibility to reduce our impact on our country and oceans wherever possible. We are excited to bring about positive change.”
The phasing out of plastic bags will begin immediately across the restaurant network with team members in full support of the initiative.