Food For Thought!

Today I happened to order some Pizzas from Dominoes and we got it home delivered.I got it hot and fresh in the cardboard box.So basically I ordered Pizza and got Pizza and a Box.After half an hour or so the Pizza was in my stomach but do you know what happened to the box?It got dumped in the trash as it got dirty and was of no use to me.

And this got me thinking that had the delivery boy got the pizzas in a 1 big metallic box on his bike where there were 10 more each with a divider so that the topping remains as it is; and served the pizzas hot in 2-3 of my home plates ;I would have had a much better experience and there wouldn’t have been waste generated(dumping the cardboard box) and even saved the company some dollars which they would have spent in the production of the cardboard box.It would have been a Win-Win for both the consumer and seller.

Imagine the same trend being followed first locally , then nationally and then globally.So many million dollars will be saved and the amount of waste generated will be reduced exponentially.exponentially.

The same model can be applied to all the fast food joints/restaurants who do home delivery irrespective of cuisines.

Wouldn’t you as a customer feel good that I did not put any thing in the trash? Wouldn’t you as a seller feel good after adopting this sustainable practice?As you will be contributing in making Mother Earth a better place to live in!


4 thoughts on “Food For Thought!

  • 14 July, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    I will be very happy if this happens. I feel sad about so much of paper wastage in the West, they use it for every purpose – right from toilets to bathrooms to what not.

  • 19 July, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Packaging well is one of the marketing strategies to sell stuff. One would realize this in the eagerness with which even many street vendors are ready to give plastic bag when you buy anything. Many packagings are only meant for aesthetics and advertising rather than protecting. I think consumer has to resist accepting this. In supermarkets I find it very difficult to convince the sales person that I can buy vegetables without plastic bag. I guess for them weighing one bag is lot easier than dumping many small pieces on weighing machine during billing.

    • 19 July, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      I too find it very annoying as the packets for vegetables first don’t open easily. Then vegetable are of different size like cauliflower etc. and
      don’t go in easily. This can be solved easily if stores have paper bags for at least vegetables for weighing.


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