December 13, 2023 • Third-Party Platform Regulations
Regulation & Sustainability Efforts in Third Party Delivery
Los Angeles, CA: Los Angeles City Councilmembers Nithya Raman and Bob Blumenfield introduced a motion to regulate third-party online order and delivery companies. Over 250 local restaurants have signed a petition calling on the city to swiftly draft and pass these protections.
If you have restaurant locations in the Los Angeles metropolitan area or are familiar with restaurant owners you think would be interested in supporting the LA City Council motion regulating third-party food ordering and delivery companies, please reach out to learn more about how we can collaborate!
New York: This month a New York Assembly Bill regarding prohibitions on single-use food service items has been amended and recommitted to the House Environmental Conservation Committee. With the aim of reducing plastic waste, this bill would prohibit restaurants and third-party delivery services from providing single-use food service items to customers unless explicitly requested by the customer. Single-use food service items would include single-use utensils, plastic straws, and more.
~Why it Matters~
It is crucial for restaurants and third-party delivery services to act and function in increasingly sustainable ways. Limiting the use of single-use food service items is one of the first steps to reducing plastic waste and protecting the environment.