1 in 4 food delivery drivers admits to stealing food, study finds

Next time you open a bag of food from a delivery service and find your fries scattered at the bottom of the bag, the loose potatoes might not be a sign of bumps on the road. It could be an indication that your driver was actually rooting around in your bag. According to a recent study conducted by US Foods, more than one in four delivery drivers admitted to taking a few nibbles for themselves. Of course, pulling off this feat would require an order of poke, onion rings or something that could be pilfered individually, as a mouth-sized chunk missing from a burger or a pizza with seven slices might lead to more alarm. The data point was one of many in the study conducted by the food service giant. On the ordering side, only one in four consumers say they are willing to wait for an hour or more for delivery, and a majority (64%) say they have no problem ordering from a restaurant a mile or less from their destination. catering bags The biggest complaints from drivers are as expected: weak tipping and orders not ready at restaurants upon arrival. How did US Foods come up with their results. According to the site, the methodology was as follows: “From May 9-13, 2019, we surveyed 1,5...

Single-use plastic bags, cups, plates may be banned from October 2: Report

India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on October 2, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world’s most polluted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is leading efforts to scrap such plastics by 2022, is set to launch the campaign with a ban on as many as six items on Oct. 2, the birth anniversary of independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, two officials said. These include plastic bags, cups, plates, small bottles, straws and certain types of sachets, said the officials, who asked not to be identified, in line with government policy. “The ban will be comprehensive and will cover manufacturing, usage and import of such items,” one official said. India’s environment and housing ministries, the two main ministries leading the drive, did not respond to emails from Reuters to seek comment. In an Independence Day speech on Aug. 15, Modi had urged people and government agencies to “take the first big step” on Oct. 2 towards freeing India of single-use plastic. Concerns are growing worldwide about plastic pollution, with a particular f...