With global online prepared food orders projected to grow tenfold from 2018 to 2030, any steps we can take to reduce the discards produced from this trend will be significant. The vast majority
of people eating at home neither need nor want yet another set of plastic utensils, plastic straws, handful
of soy sauce or ketchup packets, or pile of paper napkins.
Rather than keeping the status quo in which including all of these items is the default setting, food delivery app companies can change their systems to make no single-use additions the default setting for orders.Go to this page to sign a petition urging DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats, Delivery.com, Caviar, Postmates and Seamless to make a small change that could have a big, positive impact.
UPDATE: Uber Eats has become the first major meal delivery service to switch single-use plastic utensils, straws & condiments to opt-in to help reduce plastic pollution. Hooray! Now urge the other companies to do the same.
Through this simple change, restaurants can save money and prevent mountains of pointless plastic trash at the same time. Just Salad implemented the change to its own online-ordering platform around the start of lockdowns, saving money and reducing utensil use on those orders by 88%.
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