Just Eat Unveils SEAWEED Compostable Food Packaging at Women’s EURO Final

with England to Women’s EURO The 2022 final is this weekend, eager fans flock to Wembley Stadium to see if the Lionesses can claim the trophy.

Whether it’s a delicious burger or a hearty serving of chicken and chips, many fans will indulge in fast food during the game, with their food delivered in food boxes lined with seaweed.

Just Eat and UEFA launch revolutionary biodegradable food packaging for the Women’s EURO final as part of the fight against plastic pollution.

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

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

Just Eat and UEFA launch game-changing biodegradable packaging for the Women’s EURO final as part of the fight against plastic pollution.

England play in the Women's EURO 2022 final this weekend and eager fans flock to Wembley Stadium to see if the Lionesses can claim the trophy.

England play in the Women’s EURO 2022 final this weekend and eager fans flock to Wembley Stadium to see if the Lionesses can claim the trophy.

Just Eat Seaweed Boxes

The boxes are fully recyclable and can decompose in homemade compost in four weeks.

“A typical takeaway box contains synthetic additives added directly to the pulp, making it impossible for it to decompose,” Notpla’s website explains.

“During the composting process, we can observe that when the slab decomposes, the coating itself remains completely unchanged.”

While you may be worried that the algae box might be leaking, Notpla assures you that this is not the case.

It adds: “By using seaweed for the first time, we have created a coating that is both grease and water resistant, and is also naturally biodegradable and home compostable.”

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

In an effort to reduce this waste, Just Eat partnered with Notpla to develop eco-friendly takeaway food boxes coated in seaweed.

They are fully recyclable and can decompose in home compost in four weeks, Notpla says.

“A typical takeaway box contains synthetic additives added directly to the pulp, making it impossible for it to decompose,” Notpla’s website explains.

“During the composting process, we can observe that when the slab decomposes, the coating itself remains completely unchanged.”

While you may be worried that the algae box might be leaking, Notpla assures you that this is not the case.

It adds: “By using seaweed for the first time, we have created a coating that is both grease and water resistant, and is also naturally biodegradable and home compostable.”

Just Eat and UEFA are also working with Veolia, Wembley’s resource management partner, to conduct tests to ensure sustainable packaging can be separated from other waste and recycled for processing in an anaerobic digestion plant.

The plant recycles food waste and other organic matter to produce enough renewable electricity to power approximately 6,500 homes a year.

The boxes are fully recyclable and can decompose in homemade compost in four weeks.

The boxes are fully recyclable and can decompose in homemade compost in four weeks.

Michel Uva, UEFA Director of Football and Social Responsibility, said: “The circular economy is an important element of UEFA’s strategy for sustainable football 2030.

“Working with Just Eat to assess aspects of the food and beverage circulating pilot for the world’s biggest women’s national competition match is a milestone in UEFA’s efforts to minimize football’s environmental impact and improve resource efficiency and cost savings.

“Based on the best practices of Just Eat and other stakeholders, we are developing practical guidance to help us achieve zero plastic and food waste – within UEFA, at UEFA events and collectively across European football.”

Shortly thereafter, the trial at Wembley will take place. Just Eat Checked Seaweed-covered takeaway boxes are offered by Notpla to 11 partner restaurants across 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 excited to continue our work with Notpla to create a sustainable plastic box alternative that is recyclable, home compostable and biodegrades within weeks. .

“It has all the advantages of plastic from a practical point of view, but does not have a negative impact on the environment.

“We look forward to expanding the use of the boxes to distribute them across the UK and our other markets so that customers around the world can enjoy their favorite takeaway food without plastic waste.”

HOW MUCH RECYCLING IS REMAINING IN LANDSCAPE?

Every day, millions of us toss a plastic bottle or cardboard container into the trash, and we feel like we’re doing our part to protect the environment.

But what we may not realize is that most plastic is never recycled at all, but instead often ends up in landfills or incinerators.

Of the 30 billion plastic bottles used annually by British households, only 57% are currently recycled, with half going to landfill and half thrown away.

Most plastic is never recycled at all, but instead often ends up in landfills or incinerators.  Supermarkets are crammed full of plastic, so I shopped at a farmer's market every week, which might seem old-fashioned to millennials.

Most plastic is never recycled at all, but instead often ends up in landfills or incinerators. About 700,000 plastic bottles a day become garbage

Approximately 700,000 plastic bottles a day become garbage.

This is largely due to the plastic wrapping of the bottles, which are not recyclable.

Each year, the UK throws away 2.5 billion “paper” cups, which is 5,000 cups per minute.

Surprisingly, less than 0.4% of them are recycled.

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

This previously caused recycling issues, but can now be fixed.

Five dedicated recycling plants in the UK are able to recycle all the cups used on our streets.

Ensuring that paper cups make their way to these plants and are not thrown away incorrectly is one of the biggest challenges associated with paper vessel recycling.