Sustainability

Grubhub is bringing a reusable container program to college campuses

The ordering and delivery platform has partnered with Topanga.io to launch a reusables initiative at The Ohio State University and Colorado State University.
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Some campus diners can now choose reusable packaging when placing a to-go order on Grubhub. / Image courtesy of Grubhub

Grubhub has teamed up with Topanga.io, a reusable packaging management platform, to provide zero-waste takeout services to college campuses.

The two companies have brought Topanga.io’s ReusePass program to The Ohio State University and Colorado State University, with expansion plans in the works, according to Grubhub.

"Grubhub's campus partners have been vocal that sustainable solutions are a top priority, and we're looking forward to working with Topanga.io to support universities' sustainability efforts," said Adam Herbert, senior director of campus partnerships at Grubhub, in a statement. "The campus dining world presents a large and scalable opportunity for sustainable solutions like this one, and we're excited to expand our suite of campus dining offerings to our partners."

The program allows campus diners to choose reusable packaging when placing a to-go order on Grubhub. Their meals are then packaged using Topanga.io’s track and trace technology. Diners can then log in to their ReusePass account to keep track of what containers they have and when they need to be turned in.

"Sustainability is part of the culture for Student Life Dining Services at The Ohio State University," said Zia Ahmed, senior director of dining services. "We are pleased to work with our partners as we take key steps toward making progress in reducing waste and advancing our sustainability efforts."

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