Reducing our plastic footprint

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Today we have taken the first steps in reducing our plastic footprint, and it feels good!

With immediate effect all Mission Burrito restaurants have introduced recyclable, compostable and biodegradable takeaway food boxes and cutlery.  Existing plastic takeaway boxes, used to serve tacos, rice and salad boxes, are replaced with kraft containers made from sustainable board and biodegradable PLA lining. Plant starch cutlery, produced from renewable cornstarch, replaces the plastic knives and forks previously used.

For dine in customers, we’ll serve menu items such as the nachos, rice and salad boxes in ceramic dishes with metal cutlery. We’ll continue to use our reusable red baskets for burritos until we find a suitable alternative.  As we look to remove one time use plastics wherever possible, we have replaced plastic cups with glasses at our water stations.

Jan Rasmussen, founder & director, commented: “Our customers are passionate about reducing our impact on the environment and we’ve listened to their feedback and suggestions on how to reduce one time use plastics in our restaurants. We trialled the new takeaway boxes in Bristol and they’ve been a big success.

As an independent, family owned business we are in a fortunate position where we can roll this out across all our restaurant outlets immediately. This is an important first step towards making a meaningful change.”

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