Just Eat has started a six-week tryout of compostable seaweed-based sauce sachets in the UK, for the reason that takeaway delivery service goals to reduce the impact of takeaways on UK plastic waste materials levels.
The Ooho! sauce sachets are made from a alginate-based material, contain either ketchup or garlic sauce and are also opened just like normal spices sachets.
They can be thrown into the can without creating any waste products as they are fully compostable and decompose within six weeks.
Just Eat connected with sustainable packaging beginning Skipping Rocks Lab for making the sachets, which will be trialled at The Extra fat Pizza restaurant in Southend to assess the viability of the sachets.
The corporation claims that if the test proves successful they could be rolled out across the company’s delivery community.
Graham Corfield, UK managing director of Only Eat said: “At Just Consume, we’re committed to helping lower the impact of the takeaway marketplace on plastic waste stages and we’ve already used measures to drive more environmentally-friendly habits among our restaurant companions and customers.
“We’re delighted to now be taking our commitment a step further through your partnership with Skipping Stones Lab.
“The Ooho Sauce Sachets trial plus the results from it, will shape an important part of our ongoing make an effort to develop innovative and reputable alternatives to traditional single-use plastic wrapping currently in use across the downside sector.”
Pierre Paslier, co-founder of Skipping Stones Lab added: “As an innovative environmentally friendly packaging startup, we are enthusiastic about pioneering the use of natural supplies extracted from plants and seaweed to create packaging with low environmental impact.
“We’re thrilled to be using the services of Just Eat to test the use of our novel gravy sachets.
“They are 100% plant-based, naturally biodegradable in addition to decompose within six weeks, making them a natural and sustainable substitute for single-use plastic packaging.”