Burger King SG to stop distribution of straws and plastic lids for dine-in customers

Burger King is the latest brand to stop providing dine-in customers with straws and plastic lids, across its 42 outlets in Singapore. However, straws and plastic lids will be provided for deliveries and takeaways, as well as for dine-in customers who request for it. Lately, there has been a number of food and beverage brands stopping the distribution of straws and plastic lids. B

According to The Straits Times, the move was in a bid to adopt the initiative as the other organisations have, as well as to deliver a positive signal to the community.

Another fast-food chain that adopted the same approach was KFC. In June, KFC stopped providing plastic caps and straws with drinks at its 84 outlets in Singapore, adding that plastic caps will be offered for takeaway drinks. In a press statement, KFC said this move will see a reduction of 17.8 metric tonnes of single-use plastics in a year.

Meanwhile, Starbucks is also another brand that has been treading the path to “go green”. In July, it planned to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020. As an alternative, the coffee and beverage giant revealed plans to introduce strawless lids and alternative-material straw options including paper or compostable plastic to replace single-use plastic straws in its 28,000 stores around the world.