The fast-food chain Burger King has stopped providing dine-in customers straws and plastic lids in all their 42 outlets here in Singapore.
Singapore has generated over 815,200 tonnes of plastic waste last year. However, customers will still be able to request them if necessary.
Burger King is not the first fast-food chain that stopped serving drinks with plastic cup lids and straws too.
Burger King Singapore General Manager, Goh Chin Hou, hopes that customers will “rethink whether they really need” plastic lids and straws.
“When more organisations adopt the initiative, we believe it will send a positive signal to the community and we hope that ripples will eventually turn to waves,” he says.
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