A&W launches Canada’s first lidless, fully compostable coffee cup

A&W Canada has launched what it describes as Canada’s first lidless, fully compostable coffee cup. The company said it is proud to be the first major quick-service restaurant brand to pilot a new, “truly innovative sustainable cup design” starting March 14 in participating restaurants across Toronto. Each year, a release notes, an estimated five billion single-use cups end […]

Study warns government policy could increase food waste

A new research paper from VCMI and Packaging Technology & Research has dived into the impact that government policy could have on plastic and food waste. The paper, titled “Unwrapping the Arguments …Solving packaging and food waste through government/industry collaboration”, highlights the need for governments and the foodservice industry to commit to and be accountable for implementing collaborative […]

Cutting back on waste is possible — if Canadians can afford it

Zero-waste groceries are becoming more commonplace, but it requires both a financial and time commitment. Amy Ash knew reducing her waste wouldn’t be easy. But the cost of wasting less took her by surprise. “I had always been motivated to not make unnecessary waste,” said the Vancouver resident, who started to actively reduce her waste in […]

COVID-19 driving Canadians to waste less food: survey

A new nationwide survey shows that Canadians are wasting less food while COVID-19 public health measures have been in place. Love Food Hate Waste Canada, delivered by the National Zero Waste Council in conjunction with its campaign partners, worked with the Mustel Group to understand how food purchasing, storage, consumption and food waste behaviours have […]

Cascades Pro launches new family of interfold napkin dispensers

New dispensers reduce waste and bring cost savings to the market Press release Cascades PRO, a leader in the manufacturing of towel and tissue products, is proud to announce the introduction of three new Cascades PRO Tandem Interfold Dispensers including a stand/wall unit, a smaller capacity tabletop unit, and a large capacity countertop unit. Designed […]