In light of the recent ban on the sale and use of single-use plastic plates, otherwise known as styrofoam, in Lagos, the management of Chicken Republic has advised customers to, with immediate effect, bring their own plates if interested in buying food to takeaway or order online.
In a circular made available to BusinessDay, the eatery, which has numerous outlets within and outside the state, said that it welcomes the ban on the use of styrofoam. It cited the negative impact the disposable plates are having on the environment, a situation that calls for urgent action.
It said, “Effective immediately, all our outlets in Lagos will commence the transition from using styrofoam packs for both walk-in and online orders.”
The management therefore urged customers to henceforth come along with their reusable food containers.
It added, “In line to our commitment to sustainability, we will charge for reusable plastic takeaway containers henceforth. We are also actively working to towards towards reducing our overall plastic footprint.”
Recall that the Lagos State government announced a ban on the use of styrofoam on Sunday with immediate effect. The government had cited the huge environmental pollution in the state created by its indiscriminate disposal.