This mobile app's goal is to entirely eliminate restaurants' use of single-use plastic.
Users report the types of takeout packaging used by restaurants within the app, which then features those eateries offering fully recyclable, biodegradable or reusable containers.
A Green Bill of Rights
JYBE's "Sustainability Bill of Rights" promotes reusables, aluminum, paper, glass, and biodegradables. Petro-plastic is a last resort and Styrofoam, fiber and bio-plastics should never be used. With nearly 400 listings in Los Angeles and expansion to San Francisco, JYBE helps consumers find eco-friendly takeout options.
Making the Change
JYBE also partners with restaurants and food industry professionals to provide eco-guidance, eco-education and connections to sustainable vendors. Through JYBE's "Provider Playbook" program, restaurants that want to implement more sustainable packaging choices will receive a sustainability starter kit that includes sustainability information along with packaging materials made from aluminum, paper, and other fully biodegradable or reusable materials to kick-start their new eco-practices.
To support the restaurant industry as it faces daunting challenges amid the global pandemic, JYBE will donate $1 to the Independent Restaurant Coalition for every new app user for the month of September. With a mission to save local restaurants and 11 million jobs affected by COVID-19, the Independent Restaurant Coalition is providing financial support and promoting their #SaveRestaurants campaign to shift policy.
JYBE is expanding to Portland, Seattle, Denver/Boulder, Boston, Chicago, New York City and D.C. in 2021. Ultimately, the brand's goal is to entirely eliminate restaurants' use of single-use plastic.