• Detpak has produced a smaller bag for Uber Eats
    Detpak has produced a smaller bag for Uber Eats

Detpak has teamed up with food delivery platform Uber Eats to produce smaller-sized paper delivery bags to cater for small and single orders in Australia and New Zealand, aiming to help reduce the carbon emissions impact compared to the standard-sized bag.

Detpak, a subsidiary of the South Australian third-generation family-owned Detmold Group, has created the “singles bag”, which it says is designed for single or small meals, snacks and individual drinks. This aims to allow businesses more storage space and reduce delivery costs for small orders.

Detpak Group general manager Sales, Romano Bolzon, said Detpak’s production and shipping of the bag would emit 47 per cent less carbon than the larger carry bag. The smaller Uber Eats bag will be produced using 100 per cent recycled paper, similar to the current standard-sized delivery bag also produced by Detpak.

Bolzon explained that in addition to helping reduce carbon emissions impact by offering smaller sized delivery bags, there were other benefits for businesses in delivering food in smaller bags.

“The community and the way in which we live is changing, and Uber Eats is recognising that there is a significant number of people ordering small or single items and there is a need to adapt to a new market,” Bolzon said.

“Practically speaking, these smaller bags mean less material consumption, processing and transportation which will help to reduce Uber Eats’ carbon emissions impact in comparison to the standard-sized bag,” he said.

“Uber Eats has been a valued customer for many years, and we have appreciated the opportunity to work with the company to create a paper bag which is more suitable for smaller deliveries, and which reduces the carbon emissions impact compared to the standard-sized bag.”

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