Merlin Cinemas are committed to reducing the amount of plastic we use as a company. We were one of the first cinemas to use paper popcorn bags instead of the plastic lined tubs and boxes, which were used in so many cinemas.
Plastic straws are presently being replaced with a paper or biodegradable type, whilst as much as possible of our take-away packaging, is being changed to a card product. Where space permits we will also be installing separate waste bins in foyer areas to assist in sorting materials for recycling. This is an ongoing programme, in an industry which currently has several single use products.
We want to assure our customers that we take this issue very seriously, it will take time, but we are presently looking to find sensible solutions to reducing our dependency on plastic products as quickly as is realistic and practical.