Restaurant Brands International aims to go greener

Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of global quick-service restaurant chains Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes, has announced new commitments to help address climate change. RBI says it will collaborate with franchisees and suppliers to pursue science-based targets (SBTs) for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 50 per cent by 2030. It also aims […]

Montreal plastic ban praised as key step on the road

Environmental experts are praising the Montreal plastic ban that will see the city prohibit the use of some kinds of single-use plastics, but they say Canada is still a long way from its apparent targets of being plastic-free. Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante announced on Wednesday that the city would ban retailers and restaurants from distributing plastic bags in the […]

Top anti-food waste app Too Good To Go comes to Canada

Too Good To Go, the world’s largest B2C marketplace for surplus food, is officially launching in Canada. The initiative empowers the public and local businesses to fight food waste by offering ‘Surprise Bags’ of surplus food at the end of the day to stop it from going to waste. Toronto is the first city in […]

Pushing for a national agri-food sustainability index

A private–public coalition of 34 diverse partners is pushing for the creation of Canada’s first agri-food sustainability index. To that end, it has released the Business Case for Establishing the National Index on Agri-Food Performance. Sustainability has been a growing concern within foodservice, food manufacturing, and related industries for some years, but the conversation keeps on […]

KFC Canada to make all packaging 100% home compostable

KFC Canada is the first quick-service restaurant in Canada to commit to making all of its packaging 100 per cent home compostable. In celebration of World Environment Day on June 5, KFC Canada has announced that all consumer-facing packaging will be fully home compostable by 2025. KFC will begin piloting its first home compostable bucket […]

Popeyes launching first sustainably built restaurant in Canada

Fast-food chain Popeyes has partnered with Canadian green construction technology company Nexii Building Solutions Inc. to deliver its first sustainably constructed Canadian restaurant. The building Abbotsford, B.C. was constructed in less than two weeks. It is Popeyes’ 12th restaurant in the province and supports the Popeyes brand’s rapid growth and expansion in Canada. The new […]

Canadian foodservice is well-placed to embrace the federal single-use plastic ban

COVID-19 complicates things but Canada’s federal single-use plastic ban has been a long time coming and shouldn’t be too troubling for operators.