Postmates has officially joined the effort to reduce single-use plastics. According to HabitsofWaste.org, 40,000,000,000 single-use plastic utensils are thrown away each year. Doing small things like opting out of plastic utensils with delivery orders contributes to the effort to keep plastic waste out of our environment.

As of October 2019, the Postmates app automatically defaults to zero utensils when an order is placed. We estimate this default change will save millions of unneeded utensils every month from being introduced into the environment.

Utensils will still be made available upon request in the app, but we hope you’ll join us in the fight against waste by using reusable utensils when available to you at home, at school, or in the office.

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