Ben & Jerry’s Has Already Ditched Plastic Straws – And This Year They’re Going One Step Further – USAPosted on January 30, 2019 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News
The ice cream brand has been using sustainable packaging since 2009 – but over the course of the next year, they’re ditching plastic for good.
Jenna Evans, Ben & Jerry’s Global Sustainability Manager, is leading the transition. She noted that the company’s shops currently hand out 2.5 million plastic straws and 30 million plastic spoons every year. If all the plastic spoons used by Ben & Jerry’s in the US were placed end to end, they’d stretch from Burlington, Vermont to Jacksonville, Florida.
“We’re not going to recycle our way out of this problem,” she said. “We, and the rest of the world, need to get out of single-use plastic.”