Seaweed-based condiment packets expand in London


In the United Kingdom, mayonnaise mainstay Hellman’s, takeaway service Just Eat, and seaweed sachets producer Notpla have partnered to reduce plastic waste.

In a trial roll-out in London, the three companies have agreed to produce and distribute single servings of Hellman’s ketchup, barbeque, tartare and garlic sauces in Notpla’s edible, biodegradable containers.

Sixty-five restaurants in Just Eat’s network will be included initially, and the trial will expand if the feedback is positive.  Last year Just Eat and Notpla tested the containers in 10 restaurants, ultimately replacing 46,000 conventional, plastic ketchup packets. A survey found over 90% of customers found them seaweed-based sachets as easy or easier to use.

“We are delighted to partner with Hellmann’s, a business which shares our commitment to making mealtimes more environmentally-friendly, as we embark upon the next step in bringing these sustainable sachets into the mainstream,” Andrew Kenny, Managing Director, Just Eat UK tells Energy Live News. “It’s great to see more takeaways get on board to help us in our fight against plastic waste.”