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.

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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."


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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

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