With budding food deliveries orders being recorded by startups every day, packaging waste has also risen continuously in recent years. InfinityBox, an environment-friendly food packaging startup, plans to address this issue by offering reusable Tupperware containers in collaboration with Swiggy.
Founded by Keshav Godala and Shashwat Gangwal, the firm is currently running its third food delivery model in Bengaluru. It has linked with 40 cities and is working actively with Say Noodles, Chinese BAE, MOMOZ, Chinese trail, and Chopstick.
As per the recent data published by Swiggy’s investor, Prosus, the firm fills around 1.59 million orders per day and has around 1,28,000 restaurants on its platform.
With this collaboration in place, upon receiving an order from any of the five partner restaurants of InfinityBox, a Swiggy customer executive will asks customers if they wish to opt for a reusable container. If they select yes, then the order is delivered in the packaging offered by InfinityBox.
After that, the container is picked up by the executive at the planned time, or customers can drop it in a smart bin nearby. The boxes are washed and sanitized afterward before being reused. A small team manages the collection set up by InfinityBox.
The firm has installed four smart containers in Bellandur, Bengaluru so that customers can drop their delivered food boxes by scanning a QR code. In addition, the company is planning to add 10 more smart bins in the next two months in Indiranagar and Whitefield.
InfinityBox has recently started using the Tupperware containers. In addition, the company headed a pilot in Mumbai in early 2020, which Swiggy backed. As a result, the company witnessed a 75% adoption rate across the 10-restaurant partnerships.
When food delivery volumes fell during the first wave of coronavirus, InfinityBox started working with B2B food delivery company, GoKhana. It has also collaborated with a subscription-based tiffin service, Sprink, in Bengaluru.
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