The on-demand service gives food delivery a greener outcome this Earth Day
This Earth Day, foodora is protecting the pale blue dot by connecting consumers with sustainable options. Beginning April 22, foodora will begin rolling out a national sustainability program focusing on three core issues, complementing the company’s commitment to zero emission delivery via bicycle, earth-friendly service. Through food transparency, recyclable packaging, and a dedication to reducing waste, foodora will empower consumers to practice sustainability through their food delivery.
“The team at foodora has always felt a responsibility to the planet and that’s why our riders reduce their carbon footprint by delivering on bicycles where possible,” said David Albert, Managing Director, foodora Canada. “This year, just in time for Earth Day, we’re taking more steps forward in sustainability, cutting waste and partnering with restaurants that align with our dedication to the environment.”
According to a 2016 Label Insight Food Revolution Study, more than 70 per cent of consumers consider whether they have access to the full list of ingredient information when making food purchase decisions. foodora is taking steps to increase food transparency on its platform so that consumers can make informed decisions when ordering. The company is rolling out a new menu feature that will specify the ingredients in each dish on a restaurant partner’s menu, and will highlight menu items that contain local or ethically sourced ingredients to help educate customers on options they can choose to support sustainable food sources through the foodora platform.
foodora will also give customers the option to ‘Opt-In’ or ‘Opt-Out’ of cutlery from 20 participating restaurant partners across Canada including Lola Rosa, Enoteca Monza Pizzeria Moderna, Fresh on Crawford, FARM’R, Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill, Fable Diner and Tractor Foods. This feature will help to ensure foodora and its customers can take ownership over waste reduction. The delivery service is currently working towards a goal of reducing plastic usage by 30 per cent across the entire platform in 2018 and is aiming to roll this initiative out across all restaurant partners by the end of the year.
This year foodora will work closely with industry leaders and its more than 2,500 partner restaurants across Canada to tackle packaging challenges. Currently foodora is testing cardboard and cutlery products made from Crystallised Polylactic Acid (CPLA), a biodegradable material made from cornstarch, and the company is aiming to provide environmentally friendly packaging to all its partners at a reasonable cost before the end of 2018.
foodora is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favourite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown to more than 9,000 partner restaurants in more than 65 cities across 10 countries globally. foodora is active in Austria, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden in Europe, as well as Australia and Canada. It belongs to Delivery Hero, worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit foodora.ca.