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#CUTOUTCUTLERY

Uber Eats, Postmates, Grubhub and now DoorDash join us to #CutOutCutlery!

#CUTOUTCUTLERY

We convinced all four major food delivery applications, including Uber Eats, Postmates, Grubhub and most recently, DoorDash to change their default setting so that no one receives plastic cutlery unless they opt-in to request it. We advised these companies to formulate the language and the process in which customers experience a simple opt-in process for plastic cutlery. Our work is not done until all restaurants and food delivery companies comply. Let’s make the opt-in setting /  #CutOutCutlery be the new “normal”. Help us today by sending an email with just 1 click!

Join HoW’s campaign to #CutOutCutlery and change habits of single-use plastic cutlery to reduce the 40,000,000,000 plastic utensils that are thrown away each year. Be a ‘HoW Changer’ by using reusable cutlery and refusing plastic!

Here is a statement from GRUBHUB about #CutOutCutlery 
Here is a statement from Postmates about #CutOutCutlery
Here is a blogpost from UberEats about #CutOutCutlery
Here is a blogpost from DoorDash about #CutOutCutlery
 
 
Learn more about #CutOutCutlery with this special presentation

Take Action Now

Join us by emailing more large restaurants chains to join us!  Our request is that they install an “Opt-in” feature for plastic cutlery and accessories to eliminate unnecessary waste. Currently, companies like Chipotle automatically provide plastic cutlery for customers ordering food despite users unsuccessful attempts to opt-out.

With just 1 click you can send letters to these companies requesting an “Opt-In” for single-use plastic cutlery & accessories so that all food delivery apps share the same default setting and reduce confusion within restaurants. 

(Video courtesy of Buzzfeed)
 

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“The seemingly small act of skipping disposable cutlery can add up to a big impact when food delivery platforms, restaurants, and each one of us steps up. Shedd Aquarium is proud to support Habits of Waste and their #CutOutCutlery campaign to invite everyone to take action today to protect our shared ocean, lakes and rivers from plastic pollution.”

Jaclyn Wegner, Director of Conservation Action at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago

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It's Time, Governors

Are you in California or New York? Click here for easy steps for an Executive Order to help restaurants save money while protecting the planet. (An Emergency Executive Order would require restaurants, caterers, and food delivery systems within your State to refrain from including single-use utensils, napkins, condiments, straws, or other foodware accessories when preparing or packaging food to-go or for delivery.)

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Huge thanks to Buzzfeed for creating this star studded video that leaves everyone wondering what they are actually talking about. Cast: Laura Dern, Adam Devine, Senator Ben Allen, Leah Thomas, Emma Rose Cohen, Diz Petit, Postmates.

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“It’s Time, Governor” - California

Steps for an Executive Order to help restaurants save money while protecting the planet.

Step 2:

Enter your name and your email. Choose "Environment issues / Concerns" for your subject.

Step 3:

COPY the pre-written email below and PASTE it in the box that is provided and select "Pro".

Dear Governor Newsom,

As you know, restaurants are struggling these days. Our campaign #CutOutCutlery saves restaurant owners money while protecting the planet by reducing single-use plastics. Today, we are asking you to help us by signing an Executive Order to #CutOutCutlery, which is a successful campaign that makes plastic cutlery and accessories available by request only.

We already convinced Uber Eats and Postmates to switch the default setting in their food delivery applications by making plastic cutlery an OPT-IN feature, available only upon request. Postmates just released data that since joining #CutOutCutlery in October 2019 they saved 122 MILLION packs of plastic cutlery from entering the waste stream. This equates to $3.2 MILLION DOLLARS in savings for restaurants. (We are still waiting on numbers from Uber Eats impact but we understand that it is significantly more than Postmates, as they just delivered their billionth order.)

If you sign an Executive Order, many restaurants will save money and become more sustainable. Currently, most restaurants include these costly single use plastic accessories even though over 80% of the population (according to a survey conducted by Innovate MR) prefer eating with heavier, stainless steel cutlery. We need to enact a law that will benefit restaurant owners and the environment, by simply requesting plastic cutlery when needed.

Finally, should California lead the charge on this, the remaining food delivery applications that have not yet changed their default setting will be obliged to make the change nationwide/globally, since food delivery applications cannot have different default settings in different areas.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this easy yet very effective request.

Sincerely,

(your name here)

Habits of Waste

A California based Non-Profit Org

Step 4:

Click SEND MESSAGE and you should receive a confirmation like this one:

Alternatively, you can print and send the letter to this address:

#CUTOUTCUTLERY

“It’s Time, Governor” - New York

Steps for an Executive Order to help restaurants save money while protecting the planet.

Step 2:

Fill out the form and select "ENVIRONMENT" for the topic.

Step 3:

COPY the pre-written email below and PASTE it in the box that is provided and select "Pro".

Dear Governor Cuomo,

As you know, restaurants are struggling these days. Our campaign #CutOutCutlery saves restaurant owners money while protecting the planet by reducing single-use plastics. Today, we are asking you to help us by signing an Executive Order to #CutOutCutlery, which is a successful campaign that makes plastic cutlery and accessories available by request only.

We already convinced Uber Eats and Postmates to switch the default setting in their food delivery applications by making plastic cutlery an OPT-IN feature, available only upon request. Postmates just released data that since joining #CutOutCutlery in October 2019 they saved 122 MILLION packs of plastic cutlery from entering the waste stream. This equates to $3.2 MILLION DOLLARS in savings for restaurants. (We are still waiting on numbers from Uber Eats impact but we understand that it is significantly more than Postmates, as they just delivered their billionth order.)

If you sign an Executive Order, many restaurants will save money and become more sustainable. Currently, most restaurants include these costly single use plastic accessories even though over 80% of the population (according to a survey conducted by Innovate MR) prefer eating with heavier, stainless steel cutlery. We need to enact a law that will benefit restaurant owners and the environment, by simply requesting plastic cutlery when needed.

Finally, should New York lead the charge on this, the remaining food delivery applications that have not yet changed their default setting will be obliged to make the change nationwide/globally, since food delivery applications cannot have different default settings in different areas.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this easy yet very effective request.

Sincerely,

(your name here)

Habits of Waste

An Environmental Non-Profit Org

Step 4:

Click SEND MESSAGE and you should receive a confirmation like this one:

Alternatively, you can print and send the letter to this address:

Habits of Waste.org

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