Business | Jan 19

FamilyMart Starts Charging for Spoons and Forks

TOKYO, Jan 19 (News On Japan) - FamilyMart, one of Japan's major convenience store chains, will begin charging 6 yen for plastic spoons and forks from January 29.

About 100 directly operated stores nationwide will start charging for six items including plastic spoons, forks, and straws.

The price for a spoon or fork will be set at 6 yen, while dessert spoons and straws will cost 4 yen.

This initiative is expected to reduce plastic usage by approximately 4 tons annually.

FamilyMart has already been taking steps to reduce plastic waste, previously switching to lightweight spoons with holes in the handles.

Source: ANN


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