DeliverZero founders sitting on a bench. DeliverZero founders Adam Farbiarz, Lauren Sweeney, and Byron Sorrells

New York, I love you, but we're making a mess…

Manufacturing, shipping, and disposing of the 1 billion takeout containers we throw away each year contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, a major factor in climate change. And then the containers—used once and for mere seconds—sit in landfills as far as 400 miles away from NYC. Here’s the thing: as busy New Yorkers, we really don’t want to stop ordering takeout. For many of us, it would be a significant lifestyle change. A few of us have never turned our ovens on.

So we came up with a solution.

It’s as easy as ordering through those other food delivery platforms. The difference? Your food arrives in reusable containers. Return the containers to the delivery person next time you order from any restaurant on the platform, or drop them off at any restaurant we work with. Yeah, it’s that simple.

DeliverZero began out of a need we experienced in our own lives. DeliverZero's founders—Adam Farbiarz, Byron Sorrells, and Lauren Sweeney—are all working parents. Returning emails and spearheading bathtime often take priority over cooking. At the same time, we’re deeply concerned about the future of our planet. We don’t want to add to the mess our kids’ generation will have to clean up. We launched DeliverZero in New York because, for all of us, it’s home. We have plans to expand into other cities as quickly as we can. Join our email list to be the first to know when we begin delivering in your area. 

— Adam, Lauren, and Byron