DoorDash, and Seamless are the food delivery platforms that should install an “Opt-IN for single-use plastic cutlery (and accessories)” feature on their applications to provide users with these items BY REQUEST only thereby eliminating much unnecessary waste. This includes straws, napkins and condiments to be available by request as well.
WHY? Because 40,000,000,000 single-use plastic utensils are thrown away/year ending up in our oceans and killing sea-life. Most of these utensils go unused because restaurants automatically include them in to-go orders, even if customers try to opt-out of receiving them.
Join the campaign to #CutOutCutlery (led by our friends at Habits of Waste). Due to our grassroots efforts, Postmates and UberEats have already made these changes. Now we are targeting our efforts on DoorDash and Seamless. It’s imperative to convince the remaining apps to join in so that we have a seamless "new normal” for restaurants to save money and to protect the planet without a heavy lift.