Following a successful 10-month pilot, Just Eat is scaling its partnership with CLUBZERØ to provide a returnable packaging system for corporate offices.
Designed to provide a zero-waste experience through a convenient packaging return scheme, the expansion will see over 80 restaurants and cafes in London and surrounding areas provided with reusable takeaway cups and containers.
Business customers will have a choice to opt-in for CLUBZERØ reusable packaging when placing an order with Just Eat for Business from a range of participating restaurants or cafes through the Just Eat for Business platform. After the food has been eaten, the packaging will be collected by CLUBZERØ to be washed centrally and redistributed for reuse.
It is estimated that 2.5 billion disposable cups and half a billion single-use plastic boxes are used across the UK takeaway industry each year with less than 1% being effectively recycled. According to the companies, the reusable cups and food containers utilised as part of this partnership expansion use up to 50% less CO2 than single-use plastic-lined cups and food boxes and are fully recyclable.
Safia Qureshi, founder and CEO of CLUBZERØ, said: “We are thrilled to be expanding our work with Just Eat following a successful 10-month pilot for Just Eat for Business. Our vision is to see reuse adopted as the new norm across F&B delivery and takeaway.
“Today we have achieved a major milestone in making this a reality for hundreds of businesses and consumers London-wide. We look forward to expanding this model throughout 2023 with Just Eat for Business.”
Matt Ephgrave, managing director at Just Eat for Business, added: “Minimising our environmental impact has always been at the heart of our business, however we knew that in order to achieve minimal waste, we needed to provide a sustainable service that would stick and be easily implemented into our vendors’ delivery models. Our partnership with CLUBZERØ does just that - it offers a convenient service as well as an effective way to reduce packaging waste.
“We’re thrilled to be part of the journey to making the food delivery industry more environmentally friendly and are looking forward to seeing more and more businesses adopt the same approach.”