By THE NATION
The initiative came from the new executive Jayden Kang, chief strategy officer and head of LINE MAN at LINE Thailand, who is also leading LINE ScaleUp. In his first project at LINE MAN, Kang makes it his mission to support sustainability, starting with an idea in reducing the use of plastic in food delivery service.
A new feature in LINE MAN application will enable users to say no to plastic in food delivery, such as plastic cutlery, or to use large canvas bags to transport food instead of plastic bags.
The team of developers at LINE MAN is now adding a ‘tick box’ in the app’s food delivery section for users to opt out of plastic use. It is expected that this development will be ready from August onward.
“With the popularity of delivery service today, what inevitably comes with it is the use of plastic, from plastic cutlery that comes from the restaurant to bags that are used to carry food to customers. Recognising this problem, our team at LINE MAN is doing our part to help the environment and we are ready to join the global movement in reducing the use of plastic — especially single-use plastic, in partnership with Bonchon, Sizzler, Burger King, Texas Chicken, Pizza Hut, Baan Ying Cafe&Meal, Khua Kling Pak Sod and The Mall Group Co Ltd— to move forward in a more sustainable and eco-friendly business operation” said Kang.
In addition to being the first delivery-service provider to support plastic reduction, LINE MAN also worked with its restaurant partners to join the cause.