30th April 2019
Deliveroo is partnering with cleantech company Oxwash to launch a takeaway container cleaning service in Oxford and Cambridge. The trial, beginning in August, will allow Deliveroo customers to request their containers are picked up so participating restaurants can wash and reuse them. If successful, the service will be rolled out to more cities in 2020.
Deliveroo customers will be able to scan a QR code on their packaging to arrange their containers to be picked up or drop them at units in high-density residential areas. The trial follows Deliveroo’s opt-in button for plastic cutlery, which has seen a 90% drop in its use globally, and the launch of its own packaging store to give restaurants access to recyclable and biodegradable packaging.
Deliveroo also said the community-focused clean-up initiatives it launched last summer had helped recycle more than five tonnes of rubbish found on beaches in Brighton, Blackpool, Edinburgh, Southend and Torquay.
UK managing director Dan Warne said: “We are proud to extend our innovation to help reduce the usage of plastics and promote recycling to our customers.”
Deliveroo is now in 14 markets and works with 80,000 restaurants worldwide.