Yash Pakka launches compostable food delivery containers

Not biodegradable or industrial compostable, these are 100% backyard compostable

Ayodhya-based startup brand CHUK, an initiative of Yash Pakka, has launched compostable food delivery containers. The company has already been established as one of the most popular brands for compostable tableware, with various conscious brands like Haldiram’s, Bikanervala, Chaipoint, etc. relying on CHUK for their food service requirements. With the launch of delivery containers, the company aims to put a stop to the use of single-use plastic for food delivery, thereby strengthening its resolve of working towards a cleaner planet.

These newly introduced delivery containers will be available in four different sizes – 350 ml, 500 ml, 750 ml, and 1000 ml. All the containers come with snug-fit lids, and are therefore spill-proof and leak-proof. In addition, these are also microwavable, freezable and ovenable. Some of these attributes add to the utility of CHUK delivery containers as opposed to regular plastic containers. Another extremely important characteristic of the newly-launched containers is that these are free of artificial chemicals, making them food-safe, furthering the purpose of CHUK to help you ‘eat safe’. Coming from the mother brand Yash Pakka Limited which is situated in Ayodhya, all CHUK products are Made in India.

The 100% compostable delivery containers have been manufactured using bagasse – the agri-residue of sugarcane. About 90% of the raw material being used by the company is sourced locally. After due usage, the products turn into compost within 180 days.

As the scale of the food delivery industry magnifies, especially since the advent of companies like Swiggy & Zomato, brands are continuously looking for sustainable alternatives for packaging. This is because with increasing convenience for consumers, there is also a looming danger of exponential increase in non-biodegradable waste as the commonly used materials for delivery are plastic, thermocol, aluminum, etc. However, there are a number of challenges being faced by such brands in terms of availability of effective alternatives to single-use plastic. Many companies are now working in this direction and significant progress has been made, and the key beneficiaries of these developments in the food industry are quick service restaurants (QSRs), cafes, cloud kitchens, etc.

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