Delivery Hero SE, one of the world’s leading local delivery platforms, is partnering with Eco-Products to launch a new global sustainable packaging program.
Delivery Hero will be providing Eco-Products’ new line of plant-based plates and clam shells that can be composted.
Called VanguardTM, the line is made from sugarcane, a renewable resource, and uses proprietary compounds to achieve grease resistance without the addition of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Eco-Products has patents pending on the new formulation. The company is partnering with Eco-Products to provide a wide range of packaging products, including burger boxes, rectangular containers, salad bowls and soup containers. Other products might be added in the coming months.
The sales of sustainable packaging will first be made available to restaurants in eight markets via Delivery Hero’s local brands, such as foodpanda, mjam, PedidosYa and talabat. Delivery Hero plans to expand the program to more regions in the future. Restaurants in Austria, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Qatar, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates will soon benefit from the high-quality sustainable packaging.
“Becoming more sustainable is an important part of Delivery Hero’s ambition to build a company that future generations can be proud of,” said Niklas Östberg, CEO and cofounder of Delivery Hero. “By taking responsibility to reduce our environmental impact and carbon footprint through sustainable packaging, Delivery Hero aspires to pave the way for the industry and deliver a more climate-friendly service for customers and communities around the world.”
Ian Jacobson, president of Eco-Products, said: “At Eco-Products, we offer foodservice packaging that is compostable and made from renewable or recycled resources. We need more companies like Delivery Hero that are committed to using sustainable products that can be returned to the earth or made into something new.”