NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - Being eco-conscious doesn't have to mean sacrificing all creature comforts. As Earth Day approaches, it's a good time to remember that even the little things can make a big impact. Today, Seamless (www.seamless.com), the leading mobile and online service for ordering delivery and takeout food from more than 12,000 top restaurants in the U.S. and UK, released data revealing that when given the choice, Seamless members are increasingly choosing to be mindful of their eco footprint. In fact, eco-friendly orders in which people request restaurants to hold the utensils and napkins increased by 155 percent from 2010 to 2011, and another 216 percent from 2011 to 2012. The company also saw a drastic increase in the number of green orders placed on Earth Day in 2011 versus 2012, growing 270 percent.
Congrats to the city by the bay! Seamless also released a list of the top three greenest cities*:
1. San Francisco
3. Los Angeles
"We're thrilled to see a steady increase in our eco-friendly program from both members and restaurant partners since it launched in 2009," said Jonathan Zabusky, CEO of Seamless. "Whether you're at the office or eating at home, using reusable utensils, cups and plates is an easy way to minimize waste and positively impact the environment."
So far in 2013, Seamless has processed an average of nearly 150,000 monthly green orders, accounting for more than one million napkins and sets of utensils, and expects to save millions more over the course of the year. This will benefit the restaurant partners as well as they will not have to waste money on items that will just be thrown away. The company also provides restaurant partners with environmentally preferable bags, both saving them money on buying their own and providing a simple green solution.
To sign up for eco-friendly ordering, just edit your delivery details in your account settings and select the option for "I'm eco-friendly! No plastic utensils or napkins, please."
*Based on percentage of orders selecting Seamless' green option during checkout.
Seamless is the leading mobile and online service for ordering delivery and takeout food from more than 12,000 top restaurants in the U.S. and UK. Over the last three years, Seamless has facilitated more than $1 billion in orders for its more than two million members and many of the world's largest companies across cities including New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Portland, Miami, London and other major US cities. The company offers mobile applications for iPad®, iPhone®, Android™, and BlackBerry® and owns MenuPages®, the most comprehensive mobile and web provider of up-to-date menu content.
Seamless was recognized with various industry accolades in 2012 including Business Insider's Digital 100: The World's Most Valuable Private Tech Companies, Business Insider's App 100: The World's Greatest Apps, Huffington Post's Best Free iPhone Apps and Complex Magazine's 50 Best Apps of 2012. Seamless is an independent, privately held company. To learn more about Seamless, please visit www.seamless.com and follow Seamless on Facebook and Twitter.