But if you’re eating ribs out of the biodegradable containers you’re slightly missing the point
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Groninger company TakeAware has only been running for about six months, but it’s already got a team of 15 people and made one million euros in revenue. It’s been a timely rise for the company, with a new Dutch law prohibiting single-use plastics, meaning that the demand for sustainable single-use items has ‘skyrocketed’.
As reported by economie.groningen, TakeAware has been very lucky in its position as one of the first sustainable take-away makers in the region. Erwin Dijkstra, the commercial director, says that TakeAware’s secret is providing packaging that is both environmentally-friendly, but also cheap enough for food vendors of all sizes to buy.
The company offers food packaging made from wood, bamboo, and sugar-cane fibre- according to the company the sugar-cane fibre is a new invention that makes up for people’s dislike of using bamboo or wooden cutlery. Sugar-cane fibre is also being used to make microwave safe, re-sealable boxes for hot food, too.
Dijkstra confidently predicts that TakeAware will be a market leader ‘in about five years’, and the company will be working to expand its offering even more in the coming months.