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Just Eat introduces biodegradable packaging at Euro 2022 final


Just Eat introduces biodegradable packaging at Euro 2022 final

The move is claimed to be the first time biodegradable food packaging has been introduced at a major football match. Seaweed-coated packs will be used at Wembley Stadium on 31 July. The women’s final will be contested between England and Germany. - PackagingNews

Just Eat said that the packs are “both recyclable and home-compostable” and said to “biodegrade within four to six weeks”. Just Eat is working with Veolia on the trial and aim to ensure that the biodegradable packaging will be separated from other waste and recycling. The biodegradable packs will be sent to an Anaerobic Digestion plant.

Using our global sponsorship partnership with UEFA is a perfect way to showcase this sustainable packaging initiative within the football industry, giving Just Eat the chance to drive and test new innovations with football fans. We’re committed to using our scale and influence to drive a more sustainable future for the food delivery industry and we’re so excited to see this come to life at such a huge sporting event.

Jaz Rabadia, head of responsible business and sustainability at Just Eat Takeaway.com

Building on best practices of Just Eat and other stakeholders, we are developing a practical guide to help us achieve zero plastic waste and food waste – within UEFA, across UEFA events and collaboratively across European football.

Michele Uva, director of football and social responsibility at UEFA

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