With an estimated 500 million plastic takeaway boxes used in the UK takeaway
Industry each year, London-based food delivery platform, Just Eat, has joined forces with packaging firm Notpla to address this undeniable issue, by aiming to divert about 3,600 plastic boxes from entering the waste stream.
Introducing the world’s first seaweed-lined box for the takeaway sector, the delivery platform is currently trialing the boxes across a number of outlets, with each box completely recyclable and able to decompose in an at-home compost within four weeks.
Further impacted by the pandemic, a recent TripAdvisor survey found that while 42% of consumers plan to resume their usual, pre-Covid-19 dining out habits, 16% say they will avoid eating in restaurants, instead opting for takeaway and delivery services.
Understanding this shift in new dining attitudes, design studio PriestmanGoode is looking to refine takeaway packaging, upcycling food industry waste into Zero – an elegant packaging concept for takeaway meals.