ca , CANADA
SPUD (Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery), a Canadian online grocery store, was awarded a winner of the Canadian Innovation Showcase by the National Zero Waste Council and Think Beyond Plastic.
The award was given for their most recent sustainability pilot project that has reinvented the relationship takeout food has with packaging. In the pilot, they delivered freshly-prepared meals in reusable takeout containers, which were later picked up, washed, and then reused.
GreenToGo is a membership-based service for reusable containers for takeout and restaurant leftovers in Durham. It’s a check-in and check-out system for boxes: you check out a fresh box for your takeout or leftovers. You later return the used box to a GreenToGo drop-off bin in any of the participating restaurants, so it can be washed and sanitized in a commercial dishwasher, ready for the next customer.
Just Salad, a restaurant chain headquartered in New York, received recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency as a regional Waste Wise Award winner.
Customers can purchase a signature blue, BPA-free reusable bowl for $1 at any of Just Salad’s 34 locations around the world. Every time a customer brings the reusable bowl into the store, he or she receives two free essential toppings or one free premium cheese topping.
Just Salad also offers a VIP program—the limited-edition black reusable bowl allows customers to skip the line any time in addition to earning free toppings.
Inspired by the Vancouver project, Tiffin is a concept that aims to reduce plastic packaging waste by selling reusable inox boxes to eco-conscious clients. A client whom has a Tiffin box can then go to some participating restaurants in Brussels and get a meal in a waste free manner, often with a discount.
Das Tiffin proje
Das Tiffin project is an iteration of the Tiffin project that takes places in Brussels. Das tiffin Projekt is different because it works with an online registration platform and a pay per day model for the use of the box. You pick up your takeout in a Tiffin box in one of the participating restaurants, you return the box to the restaurant and pay only € 0,50 for each day used.