Fast-food chain Burger King has teamed up with reuse platform Loop to trial a range of reusable and returnable packaging to cut down on single-use waste.
Friday night’s fast food indulgence is about to become a little less guilty.
Five restaurants in the UK will be the first to experiment with Burger King’s new sustainable packaging system.
Eco-conscious customers in Ipswich and Newmarket will be able to order a plant-based Whopper that comes in a novel brown container nicknamed the ‘clamshell’. You’ll also be able to pick up a Diet Coke packaged in an upcycled and reusable cup. Nifty, eh?
New customers will have to pay a £1 ‘deposit’. Don’t worry though, you’ll get your money back when you return the packaging to the restaurant. Download the Loop app on your phone, scan the barcode on the ‘clamshell’ or cup, and deposit it into one of the designated bins outside participating restaurants.
The packaging is then washed and sanitized ready to be reused and fulfill the next flame-grilled craving. Nugget fans need not fret either, as the burger container is designed to house a range of mains and sides from the menu.