Supermac’s is the largest indigenous quick service restaurant chain with 110 franchises in Ireland. Supermac’s also operates the Papa John’s Pizza brand and SuperSubs.
Supermacs aims to have all of their cups 100% recyclable and all their burger wraps biodegradable by September. Paper straws will be introduced immediately.
This is part of Supermac’s Glan agus Glas (Clean and Green) initiative.
Supermac’s MD Pat McDonagh made the following statement:
We recognise the strain that single use plastics are having on our environment and that every little bit counts. We undertook a trial period of a number of initiatives in our Westport outlet and following on from that as well as a consultation process with our staff, I am delighted to announce the Glan agus Glas initiative. These are real initiatives and not targets.
Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten, made the following statement:
“It takes leadership and action from all of us, collectively and individually, in order to tackle this problem and reduce the generation of plastic waste in our environment. Supermacs is leading by example by taking practical measures such as replacing plastic straws with paper straws, 100% recyclable cups and biodegradable wrapping. I am extremely pleased to see these new changes being introduced across their 110 outlets.”