Subway restaurants to use new catering trays made of recycled PET

Jennifer Kalish
WASTE & RECYCLING NEWS

Published: April 23, 2013 12:16 pm ET
Updated: April 23, 2013 12:19 pm ET

Image By: Subway Subway's new catering tray is made from 95 percent post-consumer recycled PET.

Related to this story

Topics Packaging, Sustainability, Thermoforming

MILFORD, CONN. -- The Subway restaurant chain is now using catering trays made from 95 percent post-consumer recycled PET in almost 29,000 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, according to a company news release.

The company estimates that the move will keep approximately 1.8 million pounds of plastic materials from going directly into the waste stream annually.

"We have made a commitment to look at every facet of our day-to-day operations in order to make our restaurants more environmentally responsible," said Elizabeth Stewart, marketing director for Subway, in a statement. "With every step we take towards sustainability, such as with the improvements we've made to catering trays this year, and those that we made to salad bowls and lids last year, we are closer to our end goal of being able to show a significant difference in the Subway brand's overall footprint.

"While we are proud of the steps we have taken so far, we recognize there is more to be done and are committed to increasing our green efforts."


Comments

Subway restaurants to use new catering trays made of recycled PET

Jennifer Kalish
WASTE & RECYCLING NEWS

Published: April 23, 2013 12:16 pm ET
Updated: April 23, 2013 12:19 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Aimplas collaborates with Solarays

December 15, 2014 9:02 am ET

Aimplas, the Technological Institute of Plastics located in Valencia, Spain, has collaborated with Solarays to create a new system which generates...    More

Image

Study on ocean plastics turns up some surprises

December 12, 2014 11:53 am ET

WASHINGTON — An estimated 269,000 tons of plastic trash is churning around in the world’s oceans, most of it in pieces no bigger than a...    More

Image

UK recycler Eco Plastics sold to German investment group

December 12, 2014 11:19 am ET

Recycler Eco Plastics has been bought by Aurelius AG, a Grünwald, Germany-headquartered investment firm, for an undisclosed sum.    More

Image

High prices spark energy-saving technology in Mexico

December 11, 2014 12:55 pm ET

MEXICO CITY — With electricity in Mexico reported to be between 25 to 73 percent more expensive than in the United States, variable frequency...    More

Image

Ohio's PTI offering PET services in Southeast Asia

December 11, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Plastic Technologies Inc. is partnering with Hemetek Techno Instruments of Mumbai, India, to provide PET package evaluation services in Southeast Asia...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

Our latest RESEARCH report examines trends in FLEXIBLE PACKAGING impacting the North American market including a review of economic conditions, key drivers of growth, materials pricing, M&A activity, sustainability challenges and the outlook for 2015.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events