Online food delivery platform Uber Eats, in collaboration with Canadian companies Suppli and, has initiated a new sustainable packaging pilot programme in Canada.

The programme covers the cities of Toronto and Vancouver and aims to help address and resolve single-use plastic waste concerns in the region. 

The effort will see Uber Eats working in close coordination with its local partners Vancouver-based and Toronto-based Suppli, to help restaurants and merchants in the area transition to more sustainable packaging.

The companies will also expand their effort to target a broader restaurant delivery ecosystem to contribute to a greener future.

As part of this pilot, all of Uber Eats’ customers across Toronto and Vancouver will be provided with an additional alternative to opt for reusable packaging with participating merchants.

This new option will be available to users later on this month.

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The delivery company said that currently dozens of merchants have joined Suppli and to provide zero-waste takeout alternatives to Uber Eats’ users in the area.

Suppli founder and CEO Megan Takeda-Tully said: “This partnership enables a city like Toronto to build quickly on the more than 70,000 single-use takeout containers already diverted through Suppli from landfills and demonstrate true impact from industry partners coming together.”

The move comes a few days after Uber Eats announced its new sustainability goals to eliminate plastic waste from its deliveries and adopt more sustainable packaging by 2030.

Uber Eats Canada general manager Lola Kassim said: “By supporting nearly one million restaurants worldwide, Uber Eats is uniquely positioned to make a difference.

“But we know that delivering a carbon-neutral platform is a challenge bigger than Uber. We are firm believers that climate is a team sport and that’s why we need policies in place that make EVs [electric vehicles], e-mobility and sustainable packaging affordable and accessible for everyone.”