Food delivery and takeout are increasing day by day. Only in the UK 20,000 tonnes of packaging waste are created by this industry. The problem is growing bigger and bigger. Compostable might look like a solution, but if fails at large scale and it also poses a financial threat to small businesses. We have created Bumerang, the first reusable packaging network for takeout and delivery food businesses that provides a convenient, cheap and easy to use solution both for consumers and business owners.
Our partners (restaurants) have available stock of Bumerangs in their businesses, consumers enrol by depositing a 2€ fee for a smart card that registers the use of our reusable containers. After having finished their meal, consumers can return the container to any business partner and continue with their daily journey. Thanks to the smart card, we provide new information to our partners about their clients as well as a new interaction window. Our solution is already avoiding +150 takeout containers on a daily basis in Barcelona. We are planning to grow into 3000 by the end of the year.
Each of our reusable containers can prevent the creation of 200 items of packaging waste before it needs to be recycled. We use a high quality durable packaging manufactured in Holland. Our partners by switching to our model are preventing waste directly. Our clients are currently avoiding the creation of 3000 single use packaging items per month.
Oriol Segarra Pol
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- Latin America
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Access and introductions to the right people, Tailored assistance for entrepreneurs, Research & Development , Capital investment