Can food delivered by scooter mitigate carbon emissions?
Just Eat, an online food delivery service, is seeking to mitigate the effect that carbon emissions have on our climate by facilitating the use of electric scooters and green energy offered to 28,500 independent restaurants within the Just Eat network.
In 2017, emissions from the transport sector increased by 2%, meaning that it now accounts for 26% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions. Statistics show that there is a 93% chance that global warming will exceed 4°C by the end of this century – this will result in a variety of severe consequences, including affecting food production, biodiversity and water scarcity.
Just Eat have collaborated with Esukta to tackle carbon emissions associated with scooters. Just Eat delivery drivers drove over 100 million miles in 2017 alone; their scooters generate enormous amounts of noise and air pollution. To overcome this sustainability issue, Just Eat is offering its drivers a 45% discount on electric scooters and green energy.
Not only will the discount enable Just Eat’s drivers to reduce their carbon footprint, but it will also allow them to make their own investments. It has been estimated that restaurants will save £743 per year for each driver using an Eskuta instead of a petrol moped. This will allow them to make investments into the environment without having to compromise investing in their business.
This story shows how Just Eat supports Goal 13: Climate Action, specificallyTarget 13.3: “Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.”
About Just Eat
Founded by five entrepreneurs in Denmark in 2001, Just Eat is an online food order and delivery service. Despite being headquartered in the UK, they have operations across Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. So far, they have reached over 22.8 million customers with 87,000 restaurant partners internationally, serving over 100 different cuisine types!
Learn more about Just Eat.