London's DabbaDrop implements re-usable metal tiffin tins in order to package its meals without plastic, offering consumers plastic-free food delivery via bicycle

Food packaging is one of the biggest contributors to plastic waste and has a massive carbon footprint. DabbaDrop, a London-based take-out company, is offering its customers a way to cut down on plastic consumption through the use of a traditional food packing solution.

The company is offering a subscription service with a £15 set-up fee that gives customers a metal tiffin tin and lets them choose the frequency with which they receive menu items, like curry. Consumers simply order the food they want, and trade their used tiffin for a new one upon delivery. Customers can even use the tiffin for home cooked food in between deliveries to prevent even more waste.

This delivery service is only currently available in the London borough of Hackney but will be expanding to Walthamstow and Leytonstone in the near future. While this means DabbaDrop has to pay and care for the tiffin tins, it helps reduce the company's carbon footprint and secure a customer base through the subscription.

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Food packaging is one of the biggest contributors to plastic waste and has a massive carbon footprint. DabbaDrop, a London-based take-out company, is offering its customers a way to cut down on plastic consumption through the use of a traditional food packing solution.

The company is offering a subscription service with a £15 set-up fee that gives customers a metal tiffin tin and lets them choose the frequency with which they receive menu items, like curry. Consumers simply order the food they want, and trade their used tiffin for a new one upon delivery. Customers can even use the tiffin for home cooked food in between deliveries to prevent even more waste.