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Wriggle takes aim at plastic pollution with lunchbox incentive

by Dan Izzard

06 February 2019

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Get your own sustainably made bamboo lunchbox for £5 and fill up at some of Bristol's best lunch spots

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll recognise Wriggle as that rather natty app that helps you discover some of the best independent restaurants and bars in Bristol and saving you dosh at the same time with juicy deals.

Already popular with office workers and students looking to grab something tasty for lunch, Wriggle has now announced that some of its venues will allow you to bring your own lunchboxes in a bid to cut down on unnecessary disposable food containers.

The idea is that you’ll take your Wriggle lunchbox out and about with you, and when you redeem a takeaway offer at a venue, you’ll be able to hand over your lunchbox and avoid single-use packaging altogether. The lunchbox itself is available for £5 and is made completely from sustainable bamboo and is biodegradable, totally food safe, and dishwasher proof. Result. 

More than 40 businesses have already signed up to take part in the initiative that will initially launch in Bristol and Brighton. Those that have signed up in so far Bristol include The Pickled Brisket, Tuk Tuck, Burger Theory and Eat Your Greens.

Thangam Debbonaire, MP for Bristol West, said, “Re-using food containers is such an easy way to cut down on the amount of single-use waste ending up in our oceans. Since living without plastic for a month, I have continued to use a reusable lunchbox and sandwich wraps instead of buying wastefully-wrapped food.

“Bristol is rightly famous as an environmentally progressive place. I hope the BYO lunchbox campaign will help the city lead the way in urgently cutting plastic waste."

To get your hands on a lunchbox head over to the Wriggle website or app where you can also see a full list of participating venues. Once decided what you fancy for lunch, select the food deal, then add the Wriggle lunchbox at checkout as an extra for £5. You'll then be able to pick it up at the venue when you collect your food. Happy days. 

This is a paid partnership feature with Wriggle. Editorial content has been created independently by Crumbs, and supported with paid activity. 

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