Just Eat launches compostable SEAWEED food packaging at Women’s EURO Final

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With England in the women’s EURO 2022 final this weekend, eager fans will flock to Wembley Stadium to see if The Lionesses can take the trophy.

Whether it’s a delicious burger or a hearty helping of chicken and chips, many fans treat themselves to fast food during the game — and their meals will arrive in seaweed-lined food boxes.

Just Eat and UEFA launch game-changing biodegradable food packaging at the Women’s EURO Final as part of their drive to tackle plastic pollution.

“Using our global sponsorship partnership with UEFA is a perfect way to showcase this sustainable packaging initiative within the football industry, giving Just Eat the opportunity to drive and test new innovations with football fans,” said Jaz Rabadia, Head or Responsible Business and Sustainability at Just Eat Takeaway.com.

“We are committed to using our scale and influence to drive a more sustainable future for the food delivery industry and we are so excited to see this come to life at such a major sporting event.”

Just Eat and UEFA launch 'game-changing' biodegradable package during the EURO women's final as part of their drive to tackle plastic pollution

Just Eat and UEFA launch ‘game-changing’ biodegradable package during the EURO women’s final as part of their drive to tackle plastic pollution

With England in the women's EURO 2022 final this weekend, eager fans will flock to Wembley Stadium to see if The Lionesses can take the trophy

With England in the women's EURO 2022 final this weekend, eager fans will flock to Wembley Stadium to see if The Lionesses can take the trophy

With England in the women’s EURO 2022 final this weekend, eager fans will flock to Wembley Stadium to see if The Lionesses can take the trophy

Just Eat seaweed boxes

The boxes are fully recyclable and can be broken down in a home compost in four weeks, according to Notpl.

“A typical takeout box has synthetic additives added directly into the pulp, making it impossible to decompose,” explains Notpl’s website.

‘During the composting process, we see that while the sheet breaks down, the coating itself remains completely unchanged.’

While you may be concerned that a seaweed-lined box will leak quite a bit, Notpla reassures you that it isn’t.

It added: ‘By pioneering the use of seaweed, we have created a coating that is both grease and water resistant, while being naturally biodegradable and compostable at home.’

According to the UK government, mass sporting events can generate up to 750,000 plastic bottles and seven tons of waste.

In an effort to reduce this waste, Just Eat has partnered with Notpla to develop eco-friendly takeaway meals that are lined with seaweed.

They are fully recyclable and can be broken down in a home compost in four weeks, according to Notpla.

“A typical takeout box has synthetic additives added directly into the pulp, making it impossible to decompose,” explains Notpl’s website.

‘During the composting process, we see that while the sheet breaks down, the coating itself remains completely unchanged.’

While you may be concerned that a seaweed-lined box will leak quite a bit, Notpla reassures you that it isn’t.

It added: ‘By pioneering the use of seaweed, we have created a coating that is both grease and water resistant, while being naturally biodegradable and compostable at home.’

Just Eat and UEFA are also working with Veolia, Wembley Stadium’s resource management partner, to ensure the sustainable packaging is separated from other waste and recycled for treatment in an anaerobic digester.

This factory processes food waste and other organic matter to produce enough renewable electricity to power approximately 6,500 households annually.

The boxes are fully recyclable and according to Notpla .  be broken down in a home compost in four weeks

The boxes are fully recyclable and according to Notpla .  be broken down in a home compost in four weeks

The boxes are fully recyclable and according to Notpla . be broken down in a home compost in four weeks

Michele Uva, Director of Football & Social Responsibility at UEFA, said: “The circular economy is a key pillar of UEFA’s Football Sustainability Strategy 2030.

“The partnership with Just Eat to assess aspects of a food and drink circularity pilot project during the world’s largest national women’s league match is an important milestone in UEFA’s efforts to reduce the impact of football on the environment. and to promote resource efficiency and cost savings.

“Building on best practices from Just Eat and other stakeholders, we are developing a practical guide to help us prevent plastic waste and food waste – within UEFA, at UEFA events and collectively in European football.”

The trial at Wembley comes shortly after Just Eat tested Notpla’s seaweed-coated takeaway with 11 restaurant partners in the UK, including Freddy’s Chicken & Pizza in Liverpool and Mario Pizza in Manchester.

Robin Clark, Senior Director of Global Partnerships and Sustainability at Just Eat, said: ‘We are delighted to continue our work with Notpla to create a credible alternative to the plastic box that is recyclable, home compostable and within weeks will be torn down. .

“It has all the benefits of plastic from a practical point of view, but none of the negative environmental impacts.

“We look forward to expanding the use of the boxes more widely with the aim of rolling them out in the UK and our other markets so that customers around the world can enjoy their favorite takeaways without the plastic waste.”

HOW MUCH RECYCLING COMES OUT ON THE DEPOSIT?

Every day, millions of us throw a plastic bottle or cardboard container in the trash – and we feel like we’re doing our part for the environment.

But what we may not realize is that most plastic is never recycled, but often ends up in landfills or incineration depots.

Of the 30 billion plastic bottles used annually by UK households, only 57 percent is currently recycled, half going to landfill and the other half to waste.

Most plastic is never recycled, but often ends up in landfills or incineration depots.  Grocery stores are filled to the brim with plastic, so I did my weekly grocery shopping at a farmers' market—something that may seem old-fashioned to 'millennials'

Most plastic is never recycled, but often ends up in landfills or incineration depots.  Grocery stores are filled to the brim with plastic, so I did my weekly grocery shopping at a farmers' market—something that may seem old-fashioned to 'millennials'

Most plastic is never recycled, but often ends up in landfills or incineration depots. About 700,000 plastic bottles a day end up as litter

About 700,000 plastic bottles a day end up as litter.

This is largely due to plastic packaging around bottles that are not recyclable.

Every year the UK throws away 2.5 billion ‘paper’ cups, which amounts to 5,000 cups per minute.

Shockingly, less than 0.4 percent of this is recycled.

Most cups are made of cardboard with a thin layer of plastic.

This previously caused problems with recycling, but can now be removed.

Five specialist recycling plants in the UK have the capacity to recycle all cups used on our high streets.

Ensuring that the paper cups end up in these factories and are not disposed of incorrectly is one of the biggest problems in recycling the paper drums.

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