Global marketplace for online food delivery Just Eat has launched Ooho seaweed-based compostable sauce sachets as part of its efforts to reduce plastic pollution.
The pilot launch follows the company’s announcement in March this year to take measures to reduce excess plastics in UK takeaway deliveries.
As part of this initiative, the company has also made investments in the research and development of alternatives for single use plastics.
Just Eat is working in collaboration with sustainable packaging firm, Skipping Rocks Lab, to trial the use of the compostable sauce sachets at its restaurant partner, The Fat Pizza, in England for six weeks.
The sachets are made using alginate based material and are suitable for either ketchup or garlic sauce.
Just Eat UK managing director Graham Corfield said: “At Just Eat, we’re committed to helping reduce the impact of the takeaway industry on plastic waste levels and we’ve already taken measures to drive more environmentally-friendly behaviour among our restaurant partners and customers.
“We’re delighted to now be taking our commitment a step further through our partnership with Skipping Rocks Lab.
“The Ooho Sauce Sachets trial and the results from it, will form an important part of our ongoing work to develop innovative and credible alternatives to traditional single-use plastic packaging currently in use across the takeaway sector.”
Just Eat is planning to expand the launch of the seaweed-based sauce sachets across its network of 29,000 restaurant partners in the UK, depending on the success of the pilot launch.