Detpak partners with Uber Eats to produce smaller delivery bags, cut carbon emissions

Food delivery platform Uber Eats has teamed up with Detpak to produce smaller-sized paper delivery bags to cater for small and single orders in Australia and New Zealand – helping to reduce the carbon emissions impact at the same time – when compared to the standard-sized bag.

Detpak, a subsidiary of the South Australian third-generation family-owned Detmold Group, has created the “singles bag”, designed for single or small meals, snacks, and individual drinks.

While the original standard-sized bag size will remain, with a smaller and more efficient bag option available for food delivery, businesses will be able to save storage space and reduce delivery costs for small orders.

Detpak Group General Manager – Sales, Romano Bolzon said Detpak’s production and shipping of the bag would emit 47 per cent less carbon than the larger carry bag.

The smaller Uber Eats bag will be produced using 100 per cent recycled paper, similar to the current standard-sized delivery bag also produced by Detpak.

Bolzon explained in addition to helping reduce carbon emissions impact by offering smaller sized delivery bags, there were other benefits for businesses in delivering food in smaller bags.

“The community and the way in which we live is changing, and Uber Eats is recognising that there is a significant number of people ordering small or single items and there is a need to adapt to a new market,” Bolzon said.

“Practically speaking, these smaller bags mean less material consumption, processing and transportation which will help to reduce Uber Eats’ carbon emissions impact in comparison to  the standard-sized bag,” he said.

“Uber Eats has been a valued customer for many years, and we have appreciated the opportunity to work with the company to create a paper bag which is more suitable for smaller  deliveries and which reduces the carbon emissions impact compared to the standard-sized bag.”

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