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Home-delivered food has a huge climate cost. So which cuisine is the worst culprit?

By Robert Crawford, Associate Professor in Construction and Environmental Assessment, University of Melbourne
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Over the past few years, Australians have embraced online food delivery services such as UberEats, Deliveroo and Menulog. But home-delivered food comes with a climate cost, and single-use packaging is one of the biggest contributors.

Our research found Australians placed 27 million online food orders in 2018. By 2024, this number is projected to increase to 65 million.

The increasing use of take-away food packaging associated with online meal deliveries is making…


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