barePack and Grab come together in a joint effort to curb single-use packaging waste from food deliveries
Singapore-based start-up barePack announced today its new food delivery partnership with Grab in Singapore, offering barePack reusable containers on the logistic company’s food delivery arm. Grab Food customers will be able to opt-in to use reusable containers for delivery and pick-up orders from over 80 of their most-loved restaurants across Singapore.
Starting today, barePack members have yet one more option to be more sustainable with their food delivery option, after the successful launches with Foodpanda and Deliveroo. Customers can enjoy their meals in a more planet-conscious way by choosing participating restaurants featured under the "reusable containers" filter option now available in Grab Food. Customers can then select from barePack's reusable boxes and cups - FlexBox or KindCup - when placing their food orders to replace the typical disposables that would otherwise be used.
The new in-app feature will be available for barePack members for free on Grab by entering a One-Time Password (OTP) generated from their barePack App. After enjoying their meal, barePack users can return to any of the +120 participating restaurants of the barePack network that spans city-wide.
Creating convenience to our members is our top priority. Working with Grab brings more delivery options for barePack members to choose from. Having one of Asia's most popular and sought-after lifestyle apps to join us is an exciting milestone, confirming we are on the right path to provide convenient reusables for consumers, easy-to-integrate packaging solutions for restaurants, chains, delivery platforms and most importantly for the environment. We’re very excited about what this signals about reusables for food delivery - Roxane Uzureau, Co-Founder of barePack.
barePack's returnable container ecosystem not only reduces unnecessary waste but also cuts back an equivalent 90% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the most commonly used disposable alternatives. As such, used 50 times, reusables have a potential to significantly curb global warming. To ensure that the containers are safe, barePack's boxes are made from food-grade silicone and come with BPA-free polypropylene lids, while cups are made from stainless steel and have been tested and approved locally for food-contact. Participating restaurants include large chains and family favourites such as Spizza, Teppei Syokudo, SaladStop! and Real Food.
With this partnership, barePack is further combating the rising disposable packaging waste in the city-state as well as creating the most convenient experience for its eco-enthusiastic members.
Grab is committed to environmental sustainability through the reduction of single-use plastic. Since 2019, we have accelerated our roadmap and introduced our default "No cutlery" toggle for GrabFood orders as well as plant-based bubble tea straws. We are excited to team up with barePack, a partner who is equally passionate and committed to this mission. As one of the most widely used apps in Singapore, we believe this partnership will move us forward on a long-term sustainability journey through small steps that our consumers and merchant-partners can take every day. - Dilip Roussenaly, Senior Director, Deliveries, Grab Singapore
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