BOCA RATON, FL (MAY 7, 2019) – In an effort to curb single-use plastic usage, 4ocean and Delivery Dudes have partnered to reduce the amount of plasticware included in delivery orders.
Customers now have the option to opt out of plasticware when placing an order through the Delivery Dudes app, website or by phone. The goal is to encourage the use of sustainable substitutions and change consumer habits.
“We’re excited to partner with Delivery Dudes on this project to reduce single-use plastic,” said Tony Chvala, Chief Operations Officer at 4ocean. “Offering the option to say 'no' to single-use plastic utensils is a step in the right direction of creating more sustainable consumer choices."
4ocean has removed more than 4 million pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines in 27 countries and partnered with over 15 nonprofit organizations in support of marine conservation. The company currently employs more than 300 people in the U.S., Indonesia, and Haiti.
“I’ve personally wanted to eliminate the waste created by delivery for years,” said Ryan Sturgis, Chief Operating Officer at Delivery Dudes. “We’ve always been thinking about a final solution, which has been difficult to create. The reality is we need to get started in order to make an impact. I’m glad we’re kicking off a program with a local business to raise awareness in our communities.”
4ocean is a global company that actively removes trash from the ocean and coastlines, helps create sustainable economies around the world, and inspires individuals to work together for a cleaner ocean. Global cleanup operations are funded through the sale of their bracelets and sustainability products, where every item purchased funds the removal of one pound of trash from the ocean. By creating jobs, utilizing the latest technology, and raising awareness about the impact of plastic and trash in the ocean, the company is building the first economy for ocean plastic and creating a cleaner, more sustainable future for the ocean. For more information, please visit 4ocean.com, follow @4ocean on Instagram, and join 4ocean on Facebook.
Delivery Dudes' mission is simple: make life better, one delivery at a time; whether it’s delicious dishes delivered from your favorite local restaurants or the opportunity to be a part of a community of awesome, passionate people who think outside of the cubical. Delivery Dudes has more than 50 locations in Florida, Tennessee, and Pennsylvania with our headquarters based in Delray Beach, Fla. For more information, call (561) 674-9114 or visit DeliveryDudes.com.