COMMUNITY | Staff Reporter, UK

Just Eat, Notpla expand seaweed-coated box trial

The recyclable boxes are said to degrade within four weeks.

Just Eat said it has expanded its trial of Notpla’s seaweed-coated takeaway boxes, which they claim to be fully recyclable and can decompose in four weeks in a home compost.

Following a short trial with three London takeaways last year, the food delivery giant is now testing Notpla’s seaweed-coated box with ten restaurant partners across the UK.

The trial is expected to stop 30,000 plastic boxes from entering the waste stream, the company said.

Lined with a seaweed and plant composite, the cardboard container is made from tree and grass pulp with no synthetic additives. It has been designed to be water-resistant and greaseproof.

Just Eat adds Costa Coffee, LEON and Starbucks to UK app
Just Eat also said Costa Coffee, LEON, Starbucks, Tortilla and Chipotle are now available for delivery in the UK through their app.

Costa is currently available to order from over 100 shops nationwide, whilst LEON is delivering from 16 restaurants. Starbucks can be ordered from over 230 shops, whilst customers seeking Mexican food can get Tortilla from over 10 restaurants nationwide and from five Chipotle restaurants across London.

“These are exciting partnerships for Just Eat,” said Amy Heather, the delivery firm’s UK strategic accounts director.

“We want to make sure we can offer our customers what they want, when they want it and having these fantastic brands on our platform means we can offer the best range to customers to suit any occasion.”

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