Wendy's Co. /zigman2/quotes/204070192/composite WEN +0.47% announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Berry Global /zigman2/quotes/209214500/composite BERY -0.61% , a packaging and engineered products company, and LyondellBasell /zigman2/quotes/200036808/composite LYB +2.09% , a chemicals, plastics and refining company, to shift to cups made from recycled materials that are more sustainable than the plastic-lined paper cups currently in use. Starting in early 2022 in the U.S. and Canada, Wendy's will use large cups made from at least 20% recycled plastic. By 2023, all cups in that region will use recycled plastic. Earlier this year, the company announced that it would make its packaging more eco-friendly as well. Taken together, these changes are part of the company's commitment to sustainably source all of its consumer-facing packaging by 2026. Wendy's stock has edged up 0.8% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% has gained 20.3% for the period.
A previous version of this article misstated the rollout process of the new sustainable cups. It has been corrected.