Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Zomato is environmentally friendly, restaurants are not! UPDATE

Artwork by Tarek Chemaly
Apparently, food app Zomato has a super feature where you can ask the restaurant not to send the plastic cutlery. I have a drawer full of them that I periodically empty in the recycling bag, only to be replenished by restaurants even if I ask them not to send any (another analogy is when I ask shops to put my stuff in as minimum bags as possible even tough I recycle the plastic - you should see the look of horror on their faces).
The problem? Zomato is environmentally friendly. Restaurants are not - apparently the numebr of restaurants who have adhered to this directive is abysmally low, which is sad, but it also reflects the lose environmental standards restaurants adhere to no matter how CSR they claim to be.
Out of journalistic fairness, a discussion happened on facebook about this issue with multiple points of views which you can follow here.