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Takeout packaging waste has exploded.
Since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, takeout food delivery has exploded, leading to an ever-high demand for single-use packaging.
Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates there to be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050.
The current make-use-waste economy is unsustainable. While many takeout containers are claimed to be recyclable, 86% of them end up in landfills.
We supply restaurants, cafes and grocery stores with reusable packaging
Reusables is a container sharing platform for takeout food from your favorite stores in sustainable packaging. Our stainless steel vessels can be used thousands of times and fully recycled at end of life.
What is a circular economy?
A circular economy is an economic system where resources are continuously used and any sort of waste is limited or even completely eliminated. Beer bottles are a good example: after they are returned, bottles are thoroughly sanitized and used again. An average beer bottle is refilled 15 times before it is recycled! We envision the same for takeout containers. But closer to 1,000 times :)
Are Reusables safe in COVID?
COVID-19 mainly spreads person-to-person through respiratory droplets when someone sneezes, cough, or talks. Although it is possible for the virus to remain on surfaces, there is no evidence that food is associated with spreading COVID-19. Because Reusables are cleaned in a commercial dishwasher, eating from our containers is no different than using dishes at a restaurant.
How long can I hold on to my containers?
You can keep your Reusables up to 14 days from the order date. If you decide to keep your containers beyond this timeframe, we will charge you a $1.50 per day late.
More questions? Visit our FAQ page.