Just Eat trials seaweed sauce sachets

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
The seaweed sachets will be filled with ketchup and garlic sauce

Food online marketplace Just Eat is trialling seaweed-based sauce sachets in a bid to reduce single-use plastic use in the takeaway sector.

Teaming up with packaging startup Skipping Rocks Lab, the six week trial will be run in partnership with Southend restaurant The Fat Pizza.

The sachets, made from an alginate based material, are produced by Ooho! and can be composted in a normal bin within six weeks.

Over 11bn plastic condiment sachets are sold globally every year.

Graham Corfield, UK managing director at Just Eat, said: “The Ooho Sauce Sachets trial and the results from it, will form an important partof our ongoing work to develop innovative and credible alternatives to traditional single-use plastic packaging currently in use across the takeaway sector.”

Just Eat stopped selling single-use plastics in its shop in March and have trialled a pre-ticked box encouraging customers to opt out of receiving plastics they don’t need.

By the end of the trial, 20% of users had requested reduced plastic in their takeaway order.


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