PRET a Manger is introducing compostable cutlery at all its shops in a bid to cut plastic. Starting from next year, all the chain’s forks, knives and spoons will be made from biodegrable materials, after a previous trial to introduce wooden cutlery proved unpopular with customers. The sandwich chain also said it will keep cutlery behind tills in a “handful of shops” to encourage people to bring their own. Pret said in a tweet: “First we trialled wooden cutlery, and you told us it just wasn’t up to scratch. “The good news is we will introduce compostable cutelery to all our UK shops next year. “In the meantime, we are testing keeping cutlery behind our tills to see if this also makes a difference.” Biodegrable cutlery is often made from corn strach, a material that has become a popular alternative for companies working to cut their plastic use. Pret’s announcement is the chain’s latest move to encourage customers to ditch plastic for more environmentally-friendly materials. Last year, it started giving a 50p discount on hot beverages for customers who bring in their own cup. The high street-chain is also offering free tap water in some stores to customers and passers-by in a bid to… Read full this story
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