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Good Job! GrabFood Users Can Now Opt Out Of Single-Use Plastic Cutleries

Nowadays, more and more people are opting out of single-use plastic due to the detrimental effects on our environment. There are plenty of go-green initiatives such as the usage of shopping paper bags, metal straws and many more. So this time around, GrabFood is joining in to do a part for our mother-nature.

GrabFood Users Can Now Opt For The No-Cutlery Option

Without a doubt, for all food delivery businesses, the main concern is the amount of plastic utilized in every food delivery. Thus, GrabFood’s very first step is providing users the option to opt-out of single-use plastic cutleries. GrabFood users will now be able to select the ‘no cutlery’ option when ordering. Way to go!

This ‘no cutlery’ option is part of GrabFood’s long-term sustainability plan whilst working alongside restaurant and delivery partners as well as consumers. Besides, opting out of single-use plastics is also a great initiative to reduce the impact on the environment. Kudos to GrabFood for this initiative.

GrabFood No Cutlery Option

A large majority of consumers are aware of the consequences of continued usage of single-use plastics. Earlier this year, when GrabFood initially introduced this option, over 60% of orders opted not to receive single-use plastic cutleries. This goes to show that consumers are indeed environmentally conscious and only proactively choose to receive cutlery if necessary.

Upcycling Workshop By GrabFood Aims To Reduce Single-Use Plastic Waste

GrabFood Upcycling Workshop

So this begs the questions, what can we do aside from opting out of single-use plastic cutleries? Well, GrabFood also organised an Upcycle Workshop over the weekend. Here’s what we learned from the fun and interactive workshop!

GrabFood Upcycling Workshop
Shaz Mukhtar (Grab, Social Media Manager)

Essentially, The Upcycling Workshop teaches us to turn recycled plastic cutlery into potted plants! How fun is this? Without further ado, let’s journey through the process together!

GrabFood Upcycling Workshop
Photo: Upcycling Workshop by GrabFood

First of all, we were all given several plastic cutlery and a plastic bottle as a vase for the potted plants. The process includes spraying the cutlery before drying them. Once they are dry, they can now be decoration pieces for the potted plants.

GrabFood Upcycling Workshop
Photo: Upcycling Workshop by GrabFood
GrabFood Upcycling Workshop
Photo: Upcycling Workshop by GrabFood
GrabFood Upcycling Workshop
Picture: Upcycling Workshop by GrabFood

It’s so simple that all of us can make one at home too. Well, now we all know what to do with all that remaining plastic cutleries tucked in our drawers; have a fun afternoon with the kids making adorable vases for your potted plants.

GrabFood Upcycling Workshop
Photo: Upcycling Workshop by GrabFood
GrabFood Upcycling Workshop
Picture: Upcycling Workshop by GrabFood

GrabFood Upcycling Workshop

So the next time you make an order on GrabFood, don’t forget to opt for their no-cutlery option. It may not look like a lot but when it comes to our environment, #EveryActMatters.

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