By purchasing reduced plastic products or frequenting zero-waste stores, a growing number of consumers are looking to support the environment by making conscious purchasing choices that help to minimize waste. Just Eat is an online food ordering and delivery service that is now taking steps to help both consumers and businesses alike cut down on the amount of plastic that is sent out with orders in the UK.
Just Eat is now testing out a pre-ticked box on its app and website, which makes it possible for consumers to "opt out of receiving plastic that they do not need," including single-use items like disposable cutlery, straws and sauce sachets.
As well as taking steps to minimize plastic waste, Just Eat is also getting involved in projects to find alternatives to single-use plastics. In partnership with Skipping Rocks Lab, Just Eat will be trialling seaweed-based sauce sachets that are edible, as well as able to break down entirely over the course of just six weeks.