Just Eat launches the first compostable take-away package

The times we live in are marked by the early closure of restaurants and the limitations of our movements. It has therefore happened more often than usual to rely on food delivery companies to solve the “meal issue”. Today we can do it with greater confidence. The companies in the sector are in fact working to minimize the impact of the packaging they use for deliveries.

Just Eat, for example, has collaborated with Notpla – a start up specialized in the creation of sustainable packaging – to launch a completely recyclable package. This new type of box, currently only tested in the UK, can decompose itself in a domestic compost in four weeks.

Coated with algae, the container is made from tree pulp and grass, and contains no synthetic additives. It has been designed to be water and fat resistant. Customers will thus be able to enjoy food without having to resort to plastic packaging or traditional take-away carton packs, which have synthetic additives and are coated with plastic material.

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The new box is currently being tested by Just Eat in some partner restaurants in London. If all goes well, this innovative solution will be offered to other Just Eat partner restaurants in the UK and eventually to other countries.

Over half a billion plastic packages are used every year in the take-away food market, unfortunately most of them go to landfill. The takeaway food industry therefore generates a mountain of waste: finding sustainable solutions in this sector also becomes crucial.

It is precisely in this direction that Just Eat and Notpla have worked. With hundreds of millions of meals delivered each year, the food delivery sector must make the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly packaging solutions one of its priorities.

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