FoodHub & FourStar will no longer be automatically giving out utensils and napkins in an “effort to help the planet and decrease their environmental footprint.”
A spokesperson said, “Statements by Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban, the KBB [Keep Bermuda Beautiful], and Beyond Plastic Bermuda have encouraged us to think more about our single-use plastic usage, and wastage. We are excited to announce a new program demonstrating our commitment to the environment while providing a new sustainable way of dining.
“While utensils and napkins will no longer be giving out automatically, they will be available. In order to receive utensils or napkins, customers need only to request from their server or click the button on our online ordering site.
“In speaking with many of our customers, we learned that many had a growing pile of utensils and napkins at home, at work and some in their vehicles. We have received suggestions from numerous customers indicating that there was an opportunity to make a positive impact.”
Traci Burgess, Executive Director of the KBB said, “Thank you to FoodHub [Four Star] for taking up this initiative and making strides to reduce the company’s supply of single-use plastic products.”
“We congratulate FoodHub [Four Star] on taking this first step to reduce waste. We encourage other restaurants and take out places to follow their lead and move beyond single-use. A little change makes a big difference,” said Katie Berry, spokesperson for Beyond Plastic Bermuda.
The initiative at all FoodHub & Four Star locations commences November 14th at all locations Island-wide.