Jumeirah restaurants to go plastic free from Sunday

Ban on single-use plastic straws, swizzle sticks, stirrers and toothpicks across all its food and beverage outlets in the UAE
Jumeirah restaurants to go plastic free from Sunday
By Staff writer
Wed 14 Mar 2018 01:52 PM

Jumeirah Restaurant Group (JRG) has announced plans to strengthen its commitment to the environment with a company-wide ban on single-use plastic straws, swizzle sticks, stirrers and toothpicks across all its food and beverage outlets.

Coming into effect on Sunday , which also marks International Companies That Care Day, The Noodle House, Flow and Pierchic has already announced the removal of plastic straws and cutlery.

Now JRG’s other outlets including Al Nafoorah, Pai Thai, Perry & Blackwelder’s, Trattoria Toscana, 360°, Segreto and The Agency are following suit by replacing all plastic with green alternatives.

The Noodle House is also hosting its Plastic Amnesty Day on Sunday, whereby diners who bring unwanted takeaway plastic cutlery to any of its branches (excluding Dubai International Airport) will receive 50 percent off their total food bill.

“It is more important than ever that brands take responsibility for their part in creating a better world, and we are committed to phasing out plastic from all our operations as quickly as we can,” said Emma Banks, general manager of Jumeirah Restaurant Group. 

“Removing plastic across our entire operation will see us playing our part in reducing the volume that is out there significantly damaging our environment and wildlife, which is something that must be taken into account all over the world.”

Separately, the Gates Hospitality group said Bistro Des Arts, folly by Nick & Scott, Publique, Reform Social & Grill, The Black Lion, Ultra Brasserie and Via Veneto will join forces and stop supplying straws to guests in a bid to reduce the amount of plastic distributed.

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