Cook instead of ordering in

Cooking in a boat galley

Shopping zero-waste and choosing to cook meals at home makes it easier to reduce or eliminate plastic food packaging that is ubiquitous with on-the-go, takeaway and delivery meals. And it helps save money too!

Billions of food containers and utensils are thrown away every year in the UK.



  • Helps reduce plastic waste
  • Is typically more affordable than ordering out regularly
  • It can be fun to experiment new recipes and try different meals


  • Can be time consuming
  • Requires washing up dishes, pans and utensils afterwards
  • Many ingredients still come wrapped in plastic packaging, so you need to be mindful of what you buy!

Making a difference

More Brits have been cooking at home due to COVID-19, and 89% have vowed to continue making food from scratch after restrictions are lifted.

There are hundreds of other ways to solve plastic pollution

Photo Credit: Sophie Dingwall