Eco-Friendly Orders Rise on Seamless

More customers are opting out of utensils and napkins, a survey says

Here's some promising news for Earth Day: Food delivery service Seamless notes that more and more members are choosing to be eco-friendly when ordering takeout. The Earth thanks us lazy people who can't be bothered to cook.

The company, which allows registered users to opt out of receiving utensils and napkins, found that the number of requests to hold the utensils and napkins increased by 155 percent from 2010 to 2011. From 2011 to 2012, the number increased an additional 216 percent. We're going to start keeping some reusable utensils at our desks, and maybe stop being so messy when eating our lunches.


In fact, in 2013 alone (and four months in), Seamless has processed almost 150,000 monthly "green" orders, saving 1 million napkins and utensil sets. And the top three greenest cities based on napkin- and utensil-less Seamless orders? San Francisco (of course), followed by Chicago and Los Angeles. New York City, where you at?