Just Eat Pilots Reusable Packaging

16th September 2021

Just Eat has begun a 3-month reusable packaging trial. The company is partnering ClubZero for the pilot, designed to replace plastic packaging through a convenient return scheme. The initial trial will see six Just Eat restaurant partners across London test the service, giving customers the choice to opt in for reusable packaging when placing an order.

They can arrange either for the packaging to be collected through the ClubZero app, or can leave the items themselves at designated ClubZero drop-off points. This follows Just Eat’s existing partnership with sustainable start-up Notpla, which has seen it pilot the use of seaweed-lined home-disposable and compostable packaging.

Robin Clark, senior director of global partnerships and sustainability at Just Eat, said: “This trial will help us assess how best to roll the service out more widely so, with the support of customers and restaurant partners, we can continue to tackle plastic pollution across the sector. Building a more sustainable future for the food delivery industry is extremely important to us. We’ve already taken a number of positive steps to drive this change, from pioneering the use of seaweed sauce sachets and boxes to increasing the number of electric vehicles we use in food delivery.”