The Spur Foundation through its Full Tummy Fund mainly focuses on early childhood development and nutrition for children from disadvantaged communities up to the age of six. For more information on who we support, our funding parameters or to apply for funding please visit www.fulltummyfund.co.za or contact them on [email protected].
Removing balloons from our offering falls in line with Spur's commitment to environmental sustainability. We are aware that balloons are associated with celebrations, but we cannot ignore the fact that when these colourful single-use items end up in the ecosystem, animals mistake it for food, which, when ingested, can cause fatal harm. By gradually phasing out balloons and plastic toys we aim to contribute to a sustainable, pollution-free environment for our children and future generations.
To keep our waste input to the minimum, the balloons won't be replaced with anything, instead we will be putting our efforts and budget into enhancing the fun Spur experiences we offer to our young customers. We will continue to deliver on our delicious kids menu offering, face painting, exciting new lucky packets with paper based activities, great birthday parties, safe and fun kid’s play areas and more education around caring for the environment.
Sweet wrappers have already been changed to paper-based wrappers, and all takeaway packaging is made from sustainable material from renewable resources, and our plastic bags have been replaced with paper alternatives. Spur has also introduced paper-based straws. Other single-use plastic items that are still in the system is recyclable, but we are in the process of investigating alternatives, and will keep our customers up to date when we make important changes.