iFood makes a public commitment to UNEP and Oceana for deliveries without single-use plastics

#DeLivreDePlástico campaign aims to eliminate plastic pollution by 2025. Find out more.

The company has just committed to the #DeLivreDePlástico campaign promoted by UNEP and Oceana and aims to eliminate plastic pollution by 2025

O iFood of Brazil, the largest foodtech in Latin America, has just signed a public commitment to reduce single-use plastics in its food deliveries with the #DeLivreDePlástico campaign, organized by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the main environmental authority in the United Nations (UN) system, and by Oceana, the largest non-profit non-governmental organization focused on protecting the world's oceans.

The commitment is divided into three phases. In the first, the main focus will be on disposable items. By 2025, 80% of orders will no longer ship plastic cutlery, plates, cups, napkins and straws. Even before making a public commitment to UNEP and Oceana, iFood already had the goal of eliminating plastic pollution by 2025. With the engagement of partner stores and customers, the company has already reached more than 17 million orders delivered without plastic cutlery. year.

The second stage of the commitment will involve a work plan with public goals to reduce the supply of disposable plastic bags and packaging, which will be defined by March next year. Until then, iFood will also include sachets in the initiative to not send optional items. In addition, the company will carry out studies to define a work plan for the inclusion of returnable and/or reusable packaging in meal deliveries. The deadline for this initiative is December 2022.

The company is already working on this topic. In partnership with Suzano, the company launched the “Packaging of the Future” challenge, which aims to develop sustainable packaging for the meal delivery sector.

Open to the public, the program had registrations extended until August 1st. In the last phase, until March 2023, iFood will define a work plan with public goals for the insertion of returnable and/or reusable packaging for meal delivery.

Furthermore, recognizing the importance of transparency and access to information for Brazilian society, iFood also committed to publishing information on its institutional website (www.institucional.ifood.com.br).

About iFood

iFood, a reference in online food delivery in Latin America, has 60 million monthly orders. Having been on the market for ten years, the Brazilian company is also present in Colombia. It works together with partners with initiatives that bring together business intelligence and management solutions for the approximately 270 thousand restaurants registered in more than a thousand cities throughout Brazil. iFood has important investors, such as Movile, a global leader in mobile marketplaces, and Just Eat, one of the largest online ordering companies in the world.

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