Deliveroo Confirms New Opt-In Plastic Cutlery Policy, In Bid To Use Less Plastic In Singapore
For our past 3 food deliveries from Deliveroo, we noticed that plastic cutlery sets were conspicuously missing from our packages.
As it was unlikely that our rider got quick-fingered for plastic forks and spoons of all things, we at MustShareNews knew that something was amiss.
Not an error
Thankfully, this confirmation from Deliveroo SG will assure you that this was no error on their part.
They cite a movement towards environmental sustainability efforts, for their opt-in policy.
Placing the onus on customers to request for cutlery, instead of providing them by default.
Opting out by default
After we rechecked our orders, we noticed a new selection box at the checkout screen — a request for plastic cutlery, that remains unchecked by default.
Upon further investigation, we realised that we’d missed a key announcement about a month ago.
We made plastic cutlery opt-in in the UK earlier this year – and now 91% of meals are delivered without. But there's still much more to do to #BeatPlasticPollution – see our plan to ensure amazing food doesn't cost the earth: https://t.co/rmr3HhyOHJ #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/J1IhoP0l0T
— deliveroo (@Deliveroo) June 5, 2018
The food delivery company heralded a move towards “opting in” for plastic cutlery, in a bid to become more environmentally friendly on 6 Jun.
Leading by example
A quick scroll through the brand’s Instagram page also reveals something interesting.
Besides featuring wooden chopsticks and poké bowl lime sticks, plastic cutlery is mostly absent on their feed.
Of course, we understand that this could be an aesthetic choice.
But we noticed tons of their pictures low-key encouraging followers to use their own cutlery.
See lower SES example 1, featuring the humble Hainanese chicken rice.
Spot the metal fork and spoon
And high SES example 2, dated 28 Nov 2017.
Fancy wine glasses elevate your meal
KFC & Starbucks too
With many brands hopping onboard the no-plastic movement, we’re heartened by the fact that Deliveroo has opted-in as well.
Elon Musk Iron-Man is impressed
We at MustShareNews think it’s way more satisfying to enjoy our food using our own utensils.
Did you notice Deliveroo’s new policy before us? How do you feel about their move to reduce reliance on single-use plastics?
Opt in with your opinion in the comments below.