Goodbye plastic, hello wood: Tim Hortons unveils new eco-friendly packaging and cutlery

By Fares Alghoul
The Toronto Star
December 22, 2022
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada

Canada’s favourite coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons has unveiled new eco-friendly changes to its cutlery, lids and sandwich wraps that will be in stores starting in early 2023. The announcement came Dec. 20, the same day the federal government’s ban on the import and manufacturing for sale of single-use plastics came into effect. These include bans on plastic checkout bags, cutlery and food-service ware made from problematic plastics. Tim Hortons’ more than 4,000 Canadian locations will begin the switch in January, replacing plastic cutlery and lids with wooden and fibre cutlery and fibre lids for its bowls. The new compostable items will eliminate the use of an estimated 90 million single-use plastics a year across Canada, the company said in a press release. …“Our wooden cutlery is made with wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council based on its sustainable forestry standards,” Tim Hortons said. 

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