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. Two major take-out delivery apps are helping customers do just that by having an opt in feature for single-use plastic cutlery on their order form. Good on ya, UberEats and Postmates! Encourage Grubhub and DoorDash to also make plastic use less automatic by adding this intentional utensil request checkbox. Go to the #CutOutCutlery campaign to send them an email.
P.S. It’s good for businesses, too: Just Salad implemented the change to its own online-ordering platform around the start of lockdowns and said it saved them money and reduced utensil use on those orders by 88%.