Retailers and manufacturers launch Canada Plastics Pact

More than 70 Canadian retailers, manufacturers, associations, non-profits, and other organizations have joined to form the Canada Plastics Pact. The pact is an ambitious action plan to eliminate plastic waste and “represents unprecedented cross-value chain collaboration, uniting key players behind a shared vision for a circular economy for plastics packaging in Canada and a targeted plan […]

McDonald’s cutting single-use plastics in Canadian restaurants

McDonald’s Canada has announced it will introduce wooden cutlery, wooden stir sticks, and paper straws to its 1,400+ restaurants across the country by December 2021. A press release notes the removal of these single-use plastics in its restaurants supports McDonald’s global commitment to source 100 per cent of McDonald’s primary guest packaging from renewable, recycled, or […]

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 […]

Tim Hortons steps up sustainability measures

Through its newly launched Tims For Good sustainability platform, Tim Hortons is stepping up its green measures. The platform is designed to promote continuous improvement at the brand across three pillars: people and communities, food and beverage quality, and the planet. A major step Tim Hortons has taken is a pledge to eliminate one billion single-use […]

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.

KFC Canada is removing all plastic straws and bags from restaurants this year

Press Release KFC Canada today announced a series of new sustainability and environmental commitments aimed at curbing the company’s use of plastics in restaurants across the country. By October 2019, plastic straws and plastic bags will no longer be used or provided at any KFC restaurant locations across Canada. This effectively removes 50 million plastic […]

IKEA Canada phases out single-use plastic straws

Press Release IKEA Canada has sold its last plastic straw. The retailer announced it has phased out all single-use plastic straws in Canada, nine months ahead of its global commitment to eliminate all single-use plastics from its product range and restaurants by January 1, 2020. “Plastic straws have become an important symbol in the global movement to […]