As the world continues to veer away from the use of plastic in exchange for more eco-friendly alternatives, foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery service in the Philippines, continues its #GoGreen initiative by partnering with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines for its #AyokoNgPlastik movement.
The movement aims to minimize, if not eradicate, single-use plastics in the day-to-day lives of people by encouraging the use of more sustainable materials.
Starting next month, clients have the option to join the movement when opting out for plastic cutlery and choosing to donate P1.00 or P5.00 per order to help WWF-Philippines in their battle against plastic waste.
“We, at foodpanda, believe that the partnership with the WWF-Philippines strengthens our vision for the #GoGreen campaign. I am excited for this collaboration, as we are talking about two pandas colliding and joining forces to help decrease the use of plastic,” says CEO for foodpanda Philippines Iacopo Rovere.
To date, at least 10 percent of foodpanda's restaurant-partners have participated in the opt in/out cutlery program across three key cities: Metro Manila, Metro Cebu and Davao.
By partnering with WWF-Philippines, foodpanda will be able to increase the reach and impact of its #GoGreen campaign.
“This partnership with foodpanda against the use of single-use plastics (is significant as it is) the first food delivery service to join us in protecting the environment,” WWF-Philippines president Jose Angelito Palma said.