Words by Smiley Team
The innovative takeaway box scheme is made from a patented indestructible polypropylene that is wipeable, microwavable and dishwasher safe and as such can be used over and over again eliminating the need for single-use plastics.
City to Sea, who campaign to stop plastic pollution at source, found that over 11 billion items of takeaway food packaging are thrown away each year. This equates to 276 items per person every year. Unsurprisingly, packaging from takeaway food and drinks such as disposable coffee cups and takeaway containers are littering our streets, parks, rivers and beaches and are now consistently in the top 10 items found on beaches in the UK and Europe.
Street Food Box comes with a set of environmentally-friendly polypropylene cutlery, a reusable, washable napkin and a durable, washable waterproof pouch in which to store everything. At the end of their very long life, all the items are 100% recyclable.
Street Food Box was created and founded by Eddie Stableford. "Our product is designed to reduce the amount of single-use plastics in our food system," he said. "But I am really proud that through sales of our boxes, we will also be supporting City to Sea’s award-winning campaigns that are already saving hundreds of millions of pieces of plastic every year.”
Chloe O’Keeffe, Partnerships Coordinator at City to Sea added: “You can’t talk about tackling plastic pollution without talking about massively upscaling reusable packaging. Innovative new products like Street Food Box are making reusable options easy, practical and desirable for consumers. This is the future of take-away packaging."
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