Pickering, Ont., company becomes first in GTA to manufacture environmentally friendly, premium paper straws

Press Release Future Care Packaging Inc. opens in the Toronto area using FDA certified, North American sourced papers, glues and inks to produce a premium paper straw that outperforms the competition. With the highest Canadian health, safety and production standards, this environmentally friendly replacement for plastic straws is poised to have a major impact both […]

A&W unveils new plastic straw public art installation

Susan Senecal, president and CEO of A&W Canada, stands alongside a public art installation commissioned by the burger chain. Reading “Change is Good,” the typography is made from the last of the company’s plastic straws. A&W switched from plastic to compostable straws last year, keeping out it’s old share of about 82 million pieces of single-use plastics from […]

Study finds Canadian dairy sector has one of the lowest carbon footprints globally

Press Release In an effort to demonstrate the continued progress of environmental efficiency of Canadian milk production, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) has released the findings of the latest life-cycle assessment of the industry’s environmental performance. The results show that, once again, the Canadian dairy sector has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the world. The 2018 […]

Recipe Unlimited plans to eliminate plastic straws from its entire restaurant network

Press Release As part of an extensive journey to reduce waste in all of its restaurants, Recipe Unlimited (formerly Cara Operations) plans to eliminate plastic straws across its entire 19-brand network of restaurants. This includes brands such as Prime Pubs, Landing, Swiss Chalet, Harvey’s, East Side Mario’s and many more. “Our goal is to enrich […]

A&W commits to higher animal welfare standards for its chicken

Press release A&W Food Services of Canada Inc. (A&W), a leader in animal welfare in Canada, has committed to the adoption of even higher animal welfare standards for farm-raised broiler chickens. These changes are based on the company’s philosophy of continuous improvement and ongoing evaluation of the humane treatment of animals. A&W works with farmers, industry […]

University of Ottawa achieves certified sustainable, traceable seafood standards

Press release The University of Ottawa is celebrating World Fisheries Day with the achievement of Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, solidifying the University’s commitment to sourcing and serving wild seafood that meets the world’s most rigorous standards for sustainable fishing and traceability. “Aquatic ecosystems around the world are under tremendous pressure from a combination of […]

Taking a step toward a greener establishment with Integrated Pest Management

By Alice Sinia For the second consecutive year, Canada has ranked as a top country for LEED® green buildings. LEED is the internationally recognized mark of excellence for green building. Canada’s high ranking could be in response to growing consumer interest in protecting the environment. Food service establishments have followed the overall consumer interest trend […]