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JYBE wants to help solve the single-use plastic crisis by empowering and encouraging consumers to direct their meal delivery orders to restaurants that are using eco-friendly packaging.
Information leads to better choices, and choice is power for consumers who want their purchases to reflect their social values. JYBE relies on its users to report back on what types of materials are being used in their food deliveries. We then promote those eateries making Earth-friendly packaging choices. For those restaurants that need some guidance making the transition, we’ll gladly consult on the best choices for their needs.
Using JYBE to check which restaurants are most committed to sustainable packaging will help us accelerate the transition to eco-friendly products through consumer demand. Our goal is to educate diners and restaurants alike, and lead a cultural shift just like reusable supermarket shopping bags or the elimination of plastic straws.
Our mission towards sustainability
In a perfect world, we’d eliminate all single-use items that are harmful to the environment. In the meantime, JYBE has prioritized readily available materials based on their sustainability and effectiveness that all restaurants can utilize.
Jybe’s Sustainability Bill of Rights
- Fully recyclable materials made from paper, metal and glass are always best.
- Materials that are biodegradable and/or backyard compostable.
- Renewable and biodegradable materials such as bamboo, palm leaves and birch wood.
- Non-recyclable but natural or non-petroleum materials (such as pizza boxes that absorb grease or, foil condiment pouches).
- Petro-plastic as a last resort; Styrofoam and bio-plastics should never be used.
Clean paper can be recycled multiple times but is not harmful to the environment and will biodegrade if it absorbs food or liquids and must be landfilled. Glass and aluminum can be recycled endlessly.
Items sold as compostable (BPI) almost always require the use of an industrial composting facility for proper processing. Bio-plastic typically requires 3-6 months to break down into reusable materials - an energy-intensive process available in limited locations. Bio-plastics should be avoided, and only items that are rated as backyard compostable should be used.
Most disposable food service items can be a challenge to recycle. All-natural, easily biodegradable products are the next-best option.
Almost 10M tons of plastic enters our oceans every year -- enough to build a 15-foot wall of it along every mile of coastline on Earth. If we do not curtail our single-use plastic immediately, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean -- nearly 1 billion tons of it, than there are fish.