From September 20 to 26, 2021, Europe is celebrating the Sustainable Development Week. The opportunity for us to share with you our latest projects to encourage everyone to adopt reusable habits!
We’ve been enjoying for years taking part in your lunches at the office, in the park or even on vacation. But that’s not all!
The nomadic cafeteria by monbento®
Because learning to eat well starts at an early age, we have partnered with the Cours Saint-Louis in Clermont-Ferrand, to make it easy for its young students to enjoy healthy and tasty meals every day.
Thanks to the expertise of our partner specialist in catering for young children (API), kids receive a complete meal adapted to their daily needs, served in monbento® lunch boxes. By preparing the right quantity in our bento boxes, 70 g of food waste per child and per day are avoided*.
To keep this experience green, lunches are transported between kitchen and school by cargo bikes by a local company (Les Colis Verts). During its tour, Les Colis Verts picks up the containers previously rinsed by students, so that they can be cleaned according to the current guidelines and reused for other meals.
Thanks to our insulated bento boxes, children can enjoy a meal kept at temperature directly at their desk, while respecting the social distancing recommendations currently in effect.
We are proud to take part in this initiative that combines nutrition, tasty dishes and awareness of waste reduction and the importance of eating well among kids!
monbento® Pro: the range dedicated to restaurant owners!
Beyond schools, we also looked for solutions we could provide to food service professionals, who recently had to rethink the way they work because of:
– the increase in takeout and delivery orders,
– the latest laws putting an end to single-use packaging.
So, to help restaurant owners face these new challenges, we worked in collaboration with them, collecting all the essential elements they need: airtightness, durability, recyclability, compatibility with their professional dishwashers and eco-friendly takeout and delivery systems …. That’s how the monbento® Pro range, made in France, was born.
barePack: our expert partner
Once the products were designed, restaurant owners needed a simple and efficient way to put them into circulation. This situation led us to the barePack company, that provides zero-waste takeout and delivery solutions. Thanks to their app, monbento® containers easily move between kitchens and consumers’ hands and are then cleaned before returning to kitchens for the next customer.
Deliveroo chose barePack and monbento® to invite its customers to adopt reusable habits
This zero-waste order system had also held the attention of Deliveroo, which has joined forces with barePack. Thus, some partner restaurants in Paris and Ile-de-France already offer their customers the possibility to choose a monbento® reusable container for their zero-waste orders!
Convinced it is essential we all adopt reusable habits to take care of the environment, we are continuing our efforts and increasing our initiatives to help everyone in this transition. We are already looking forward to sharing with you our next zero-waste projects!
*study conducted by SYTRAD