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2022
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Less CO2 and plastic: the numbers from iFood's environmental actions

Less CO2 and plastic: the numbers from iFood's environmental actions

Prosus-backed food delivery company iFood aims to zero plastic pollution and be carbon neutral by 2025. 

Through various new initiatives, the first results are already showing.

When it comes to the environment, Brazilian food delivery company iFood has two important goals to meet by 2025. One is to eliminate plastic pollution in its delivery operations; the other is to become a carbon-neutral company. To get there, iFood invests in several actions, from the simplest — such as offering, in the app, the choice not to receive cutlery and other plastic items with the order — to the most ambitious, such as launching the electric motorcycle and betting on bicycles so that 50% of deliveries are made using non-polluting modes by 2025.

In partnership with the 160,000 restaurants that joined the Amigos da Natureza (Friends of Nature) program to offer the option of not including cutlery, straws and napkins with orders, iFood is excited to announce that it recently reached a mark of 200 million orders sent without these single-use plastics. 

This milestone marks the first phase of the #DeLivreDePlástico commitment, which iFood assumed in 2021 with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Oceana, an NGO dedicated to the protection of the oceans. There is still more to come: in 2023 and 2024, the goal is to reduce the use of bags and sachets of plastic condiments in deliveries.

Want to know how all these initiatives are translating into results for iFood? Head over to their newsroom (in Portuguese).

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About Prosus

Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities.

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