COMMUNITY | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Cafe de Coral, Fairwood, Maxim's join reusable cutlery scheme

QSRs continue to be part of campaigns that aim to reduce plastic waste.

Cafe de Coral, Fairwood and Maxim’s will be giving away free reusable utensils to customers as part of a HK$1.2 million government-funded scheme to lessen the usage of single-use plastic cutlery.

Hong Kong government has funded a HK$1.2 million scheme to have Cafe de Coral, Fairwood and Maxim’s give free reusable utensils to customers.

According to a report by The South China Morning Post, the scheme is being lead by non-statutory body Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC). The initiative aims to have Hongkongers embrace the habit of bringing their own reusable utensils.

The campaign will go on for two months, giving out around 300,000 sets of cutlery.

Cafe de Coral, Maxim’s and Fairwood joins a number of QSRs in Asia who are doing sustainability initiatives.

McDonald’s Malaysia, Starbucks Korea and Burger King Singapore were recently reported to have stopped giving out plastic straws. Starbucks Taiwan also launched their outlet made of shipping containers and McDonald’s China announced that they will be building 1,800 ‘green’ stores.

(Photo credit: Cafe de Coral Facebook)

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