Operations

Uber and Visa are helping businesses transition to sustainable packaging

The companies’ joint initiative will provide $1 million for sustainable packaging solutions to qualifying Uber Eats restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Madrid.
A Uber Eats bag.
This effort is part of a larger initiative by Uber to support businesses who use Uber Eats to grow, / Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Uber and Visa are teaming up on a program aimed at supporting small- and medium-sized businesses in their transition to sustainable packaging.

The program will provide $1 million for sustainable packaging solutions. The money will go to qualifying Uber Eats restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Madrid, according to a press release. Details of the partnership, including information on how to qualify and apply, will be provided within the coming months, Uber said.

This effort is part of a larger initiative by Uber to support businesses who use Uber Eats to grow, the company said.

It’s also the latest from Uber and Visa, who teamed up in 2022 to launch the Grants for Growth program, which provided microgrants of $10,000 to 100 small restaurants impacted by COVID, natural disasters or other events throughout the year.

"Building on the success of our shared support for small-and medium-sized businesses, I'm very happy to be turning our efforts with Visa towards how we can help restaurant owners reduce packaging waste and contribute to the fight against climate change," said Pierre-Dmitri Gore-Coty, SVP and global head of delivery for Uber, in the release. "Single-use packaging is used in nearly every takeout order worldwide—with Visa and our restaurant partners, we can work towards reducing waste and helping small businesses thrive."

Members help make our journalism possible. Become a Restaurant Business member today and unlock exclusive benefits, including unlimited access to all of our content. Sign up here.

Multimedia

Exclusive Content

Financing

At Papa Johns, delivery shifts from its own apps to aggregators

The Bottom Line: The pizza delivery chain’s business with companies like Uber Eats and DoorDash is thriving while its own delivery is slowing. But this isn’t the beginning of the end of self-delivery, CEO Rob Lynch says.

Topics

How the shift to counter service has changed Steak n Shake's profitability

The Bottom Line: Sardar Biglari, chairman of the chain’s owner Biglari Holdings, details how the addition of kiosks and counter service has transformed restaurants.

Food

Grand Geneva Resort & Spa's 'Ouisconsin' croissants reflect the state's French legacy

Behind the Menu: Hyper-local Wisconsin ingredients and a three-day baking process turn out pastries that are in high demand by hotel guests.

Trending

More from our partners