Recycling Our Meal Boxes

How To Play Your Part In Protecting Our Environment

Make Your YB Diet More Environmental-Friendly!

Our meal boxes are EASILY recyclable!

Yummy Bros delivers thousands & thousands of meal boxes every week. As the Yummy Community continues to grow, we’ll be using even more disposable containers, which are made of… PLASTIC!



THE GOOD NEWS:

Our meal boxes are made of 100% Virgin Polypropylene (PP) plastic, which means they’re TOTALLY RECYCLABLE!

We have the BEST customers in town because our Yummy Brothers & Sisters share the same concern as us for Mother Earth. So, here’s 3 simple steps on how you can play a part in recycling those meal boxes we deliver to you every week.


List of Recyclables by NEA


HOW TO RECYCLE



STEP ONE

Keep the Plastic Bag your Yummy Meals came in.

These are recyclable too and you’ll need it in step 2 and 3.



STEP TWO (A)

Rinse the Meal Boxes when done eating.

Did you finish your food? Great! Rinse the insides of the meal box and ensure that it’s clear of sauce & bits of food. Detergent is not needed!



STEP TWO (B)

Seal Lid & Store in Plastic Bag.

Fling the meal box dry & seal with the lid. Then, store in the plastic bag from step 1 and put the whole thing in a dry place. Repeat step 2(A) for subsequent meals until your bag is full.



STEP THREE

Dispose the Meal Boxes into the Blue NEA Recycling Bins.

And, you’ve played your part!


How It Works


Public waste collectors (PWCs) who are licensed by NEA are required to place these blue recycling bins at all HDB estates, private land properties, and condominiums/private apartments. It’s a government order!


National Recycling Programme by NEA

By disposing our meal boxes into these special blue bins, you allow them to be sent to a recycling facility, sorted, and processed into material that can be used for new products! That’s awesome, right!?


Plastic Recycling Process by NEA

On the other hand, throwing our meal boxes into rubbish chutes or disposing them as general waste gives them no chance to reach a recycling facility. By following the 3 steps above, you’re doing something awesome for Mother Earth while enjoying your sustainable and healthy diet from Yummy Bros!


What Happens to the Meal Boxes After Collection?


All the stuff in the blue bins are collected by the PWCs’ dedicated recycling trucks. These trucks have a recycling logo on their sides and are painted blue so that they’re differentiated from typical refuse trucks. That’s why you shouldn’t throw the meals boxes down the rubbish chute or into general waste bins.


The meal boxes are sent to a recycling facility and put together with other PP-type plastics. They are crushed into smaller pieces and blended to form a mixture that’s of a uniform homogenous quality. This mixture is then melted and passed through a screen to form strands. This process is called extrusion.


After the stands are cooled down, they are cut into lil’ pellets that are actually material that can be used for new products! Your meal boxes have been successfully recycled!

How do we know this? Well, just ask NEA, lah!


Plastic Recycling Process by NEA


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