The truth about the environmental impact of takeaway.
It is not a consumer issue. Food takeout needs better packaging design solutions.
Busy day at work.
Friends at home.
Let’s try the new Brazilian sushi in town.
Takeaway consumption has become a large part of our daily life - So convenient!
Sadly, the environmental impact of its packaging is undeniable.
Think about that, every single time you order food, it comes with additional items, and even if they are made out of recyclable or compostable materials, they often get drizzled in oil and sauces - more often than not entering the incorrect waste stream.
In 2018, 2.025 million takeaway containers were produced in the EU. That number has continued to grow, especially with the advent of the pandemic with everyone stuck at home ordering food online.
The shocking news is that half of the pollution of the ocean consists of trash from fishnets, but the other half is comprised of food packaging. Plastic waste impacts over 700 marine species. Like Hawaiian monk seals and Pacific loggerhead sea turtles, wildlife often confuses sea litter for jellyfish or get caught up in heavily littered areas.
There are billions of pounds of plastic in the ocean. As food takeout becomes increasingly common in the post-covid era, it will be critical for food businesses to seek more sustainable packaging alternatives.
CauliBox offers a reusable food-container scheme. Our service is just as convenient as any other delivery service, but with a sustainable twist! By embracing reusables, you're supporting the planet on a large scale and protecting your loved ones by minimising waste.