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Friendlier | Single-Use Takeout

Project Friendlier | Single-Use Takeout
Brand(s) Over 200 food service partners across Ontario, including Compass Group of Canada Packaged Product(s) Institutional Food Service; various retail food products
Market(s) Canada Release to Market(s) 2020
Manufacturer Friendlier Material(s) Polypropylene container
  • Provider reports 12 different container SKUs, allowing for consumer/business convenience and availability.
  • Containers are freezer, fridge and microwave safe; coloured blue to highlight difference from single-use containers.
  • NSF International audit (Gold Standard), which validated standard procedures and critical control points that ensure containers are properly cleaned and sanitized with each reuse.
  • Provider generates reports for its partners showing the total impact that was achieved, showing real-time quantifiable data
  • Cost competitive with single-use alternatives
  • Containers can be branded with removable labels
  • Provider refers to life-cycle assessment ( LCA) that shows Friendlier container breaks-even with functionally comparable single-use plastic packaging after one use.
  • Containers manufactured in Canada, and weight is similar to comparable single-use container.
  • Containers recyclable in Canada; provider has partnership with Ontario-based recycler once containers are retired from service.
  • Reuse system helps prevent litter.
  • Container returns incentivized through a deposit system. Opportunities for further incentives and consumer insights through the mobile app platform.