Leading food order and delivery platforms- Swiggy and Zomato- are planning to use eco-friendly packaging materials in a drive to reduce environmental hazards. According to reports, The Bangalore-based Swiggy is going to launch ‘Swiggy Packaging Assist’, a new initiative that will help restaurant partners access a range of innovative packaging solutions.
Also, Gurugram-based restaurant search and discovery service Zomato has expressed its concern over the environmental hazards caused due to plastic packaging.
It has introduced a new feature in their app that enables customers to opt out of cutlery when they order, thereby reducing the use of plastic.
Swiggy is also planning to introduce eco-friendly meal trays and other items made of materials such as cornstarch and bagasse, the dry, pulpy residue left after extraction of juice from sugarcane.
As a part of the move, the company is planning to replace plastic packaging materials with a range of eco-friendly materials such as paper and aluminium, which can be completely recycled.