It’s Plastic Free July, and I'm challenging myself to find alternatives to single use plastic for an entire month - and to write a daily blog on the most interesting parts of the experience. Last night I made my first order with Uber Eats.
Uber Eats Takeaway
Uber Eats ticked the boxes! My dinner from Varsity Burgers was delivered by a bicycle courier and served in paper and cardboard - no plastic whatsoever.
I’m not sure where the credit’s due, as neither company’s website mentions their packaging. It would be great to see restaurants work towards “plastic free” status, and use it in their marketing when they achieve it.
Coffee Club Dine In
My local Coffee Club serves their takeaway toasted sandwiches in styrofoam containers, so even though I was rushing on my lunch break, I dined in to avoid the plastic waste.
While dining in solved my plastic problem in the moment, it did nothing to encourage the business to adopt more sustainable packaging. Next time, I’ll politely let them know why I’m choosing to take twenty minutes instead of five.
Have you tried Uber Eats or another delivery service? Were they plastic free for you?