McDonald’s Canada turns upcycled plastic straws into art

McDonald’s Canada is looking to show that not only does upcycling plastic help the environment, but it can turn into something beautiful too. The fast-food giant has turned its phased-out plastic straws into a series of original works of art by a cross-country group of Canadian and Indigenous artists. The 15 participating artists have been […]

Food retailers & restaurants launch recycling organization

A group of Canada’s leading consumer brands, retailers and restaurants have launched a new organization that will help companies comply with new blue box recycling rules in Ontario. Circular Materials, a not-for-profit producer responsibility organization, was created by 15 companies in response to Ontario’s decision to shift 100 per cent of recycling costs to product and […]

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020

Press Release Today, Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw options available, around the world. Starbucks, the largest food and beverage retailer to make such a global commitment, anticipates the move will eliminate more […]

Green is the new black: Five ways to put sustainability on your menu

By Robert Phelps It takes a lot to run a restaurant. Running the books, keeping up with trends and near-constant interaction with others are all challenging enough, so launching and maintaining a sustainability programme is rarely a top-of-mind issue for owners, chefs and managers. But there’s good news: there are plenty of quick ways restaurateurs can reduce […]

Top trends in foodservice packaging

By Lynn Dyer Changing habits and new dining options are just two of the factors that affect foodservice packaging — those single-use cups, containers, bags, wraps and cutlery used by restaurants and other establishments that offer prepared foods and beverages. These items, made from materials like paper, plastic and aluminum, allow foodservice operators to serve […]