As food delivery services expand, reducing disposable plastic containers has become an issue, so the Japan corporation of the home delivery service "Uber Eats" and a major trading company will work together to address the issue.
According to the announcement, the two companies will launch a dedicated website and sell environmentally friendly containers and paper bags for restaurants that use food delivery services.
We will start by selling paper bags, and in addition to recycled containers, we will increase the number of plastic containers made using natural materials.
And by 2030, all orders received through courier services will be zero single-use plastic.
Shintaro Nakagawa, CEO of Uber Eats Japan, said, "This was a step toward solving the situation where restaurants want to use sustainable packaging but don't know where to buy it."
In addition, ITOCHU Corporation Executive Officer Hiroshi Kajiwara said, "I believe that this initiative will spread the movement to reduce plastics throughout the Japan."