Thursday 21st Nov 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

Sodexo commits to eliminating single-use plastic by 2020

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Foodservice giant Sodexo has said it will continue to commit to eliminating single-use plastics from its operations in the UK and Ireland by next year.

Megan Horsburgh, head of diversity and inclusion and corporate responsibility, Sodexo UK and Ireland, said: “Environmental protection is one of the key issues which we focus from a global and regional perspective. We acknowledge that action is critical to ensure that we, as responsible corporate citizen, do as much as it can to improve the quality of life of future generations and reduce the impact our business operations has on the environment.”

Sodexo pointed to its partnership with Simply Cups, the paper and plastic cup collection and recycling service, and was one of the first to remove plastic straws and stirrers from its operations in May 2018.

As part of its initiative, Sodexo commits to ending the use of single-use plastic products such as polystyrene cups, lids, plastic bags, and other plastic containers and lids, from its supply chain.

By Michelle Mooney