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These days at home, getting our meals settled via delivery or takeaway has become a convenient norm for many of us. But if you step back and think about it, this has caused our country-wide use of plastic to skyrocket – a problem that has kinda been swept under the rug amidst this COVID-19 pandemic.
Thankfully, here’s how you can finally go green with your food delivery orders aside from “not requesting cutlery”. foodpanda has recently launched a new subscription service where you can opt for reusable containers instead of the conventional disposables, and dine at home without contributing to unnecessary waste.
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Not-so-fun fact: Since the start of the Circuit Breaker, Singaporeans have produced enough additional plastic to match the weight of 4 fully-loaded Boeing 747 aircrafts – and that’s an awful lot.
foodpanda has recently partnered with barePack, the world’s first zero-waste reusable container system, for delivery meals that lets you minimise disposable waste from food packaging. And to take part, all you have to do is:
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Currently there are 9 participating outlets, including Dosirak at OUE Downtown and Somerset, Shake Farm HQ at Telok Ayer and Kopifellas Express at Beauty World. At present, the eateries are mainly limited to the CBD area, but your favourite restaurants might just be next on the list as the delivery app aims to offer this service to 20% of their F&B partners by the end of this year.
*A barePack account is now free for one month. Thereafter, a subscription is priced at $5/month, or $36/year.
Convenience and sustainability doesn’t always have to be one or the other. Do your part to reduce plastic waste, while enjoying the perks of having food delivered to your doorstep by hopping in on this sustainable initiative.
All information is accurate at the time of writing, more details have yet to be released.
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