In response to their growing pollution problems, China this week announced steps to crack down on single-use plastics such as utensils, straws and packaging. By next year, most of those products will be either heavily restricted or banned outright. Why does that matter to restaurants in the U.S.? Many brands, especially in the quick-service segment, have a large footprint in China. Because of that, many domestic policy makers will say, “if you can do it there, then you can do it here.” The team from Align Public Strategies discusses the ramifications.
Meanwhile, Edelman released its annual Trust Barometer, and the business community fared well. With those high marks come high expectations, as the team explains.
Also, Starbucks is again redefining the conversation around their brand and the role they play in communities. Align Public Strategies talks about these issues and wraps up the episode with the legislative scorecard.
Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.