Stop wasting. 
Start reusing.

Download our app to see all of our participating locations and to start reusing today!

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Why reuse?

It's time to rewrite the life and story of packaging

Imagine if trees could talk. They would tell stories of the laughs, tears, excitement, and fear of everyone who enjoyed their shade or played in their branches. Now imagine if your takeout container could talk. It wouldn’t have much to share beyond the landfill it spends most of its existence in. Its life is so much longer, but its story is much shorter. We believe in extending the life of food packaging by creating less waste and using fewer resources. Our centralized collection system makes reusing takeout containers easy. Simply ask for Friendlier Containers at your favourite restaurant, and help us give food packaging a new life—not of landfills but meals shared with family and friends.

How it works

Our zero-waste system is extremely easy to use. Ask your favourite restaurants and prepared meal suppliers if they serve A Friendlier Company containers!

Receive your meal and enjoy!

Claim your deposit!

Enjoy the meal in your zero-waste container!

Scan your container to connect to our mobile application. Your deposit will be refunded through our app! 

Return to any collection bin!

Once you've scanned your container, you can return it to any of our locations! 

 

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

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Dar's Country Market

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Corner Market Guelph

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The SEED

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Fraberts Fresh Food

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Ambiances Gourmandes

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The Cornerstone

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Carbon Café

Looking for a nice little spot to enjoy your favourite tea with friends? Come by our tea room and enjoy friendly service, a warm and cozy atmosphere and wander our aisles of tea to find an old favourite or a new taste.

The carbon café food menu is bursting with fresh flavour, with a focus on healthy options including a selection of house-made soups, salads, paninis, wraps, and sandwiches.

The SEED is working towards a connected community where everyone has access to healthy food. We are building a new kind of food system in Guelph-Wellington, fueled by community and filled with dignity.​

The Cornerstone is a community oriented vegetarian restaurant in the heart of downtown Guelph. Come in for live music, delicious fresh food and a wonderfully cozy atmosphere!

Corner Market Guelph is a local food market, delivering the best of Guelph to you! Check out their website for delicious, fresh food from local businesses.

Dar's Country Market is a local food market serving fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, and baked goods! Dar's Country Market connects grocery shoppers with unparalleled products and uncompromising quality.

Looking for fresh local produce? The best steaks in town? Our own store-made sausages?   Or a convenient dinner made with the best ingredients and no preservatives? Fraberts is here to help make local, healthy eating easy!

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Health and safety is our number 1 priority, which is why we supply your favourite foodservice companies with sealed, sanitized containers. Our sanitation process has been approved for operation during COVID. We exceed all regulations to ensure that each container is as good as new with each reuse.  

Our solution is the cleanest and safest way to zero waste.

Our COVID response

But don't just take it from us...

By: Rachel Young

Our oceans are facing a plastic crisis. Plastic debris has been found floating on the sea surface, washing up on the world’s most remote coastlines, melting out of Arctic sea ice, sitting at the deepest point of the ocean floor, and in the stomachs of fish, marine mammals and seabirds. It’s everywhere. To make matters worse, the volume of plastic waste is expected to increase four times by 2050.... Read more

By: Sandra Laville

More than 100 scientists will publish a signed statement on Monday to reassure the public that reusable containers are safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Amid fears that the environmental battle to reduce single-use plastic waste is losing ground over fears of virus contamination, the 119 scientists from 18 countries say reuseable containers do not increase the chance of virus transmission... Read more

By: Natalie K. MacVarish

Polypropylene is a versatile material and one of the safer plastics that can be reused whenever possible. PP is often used in applications such as yogurt cups and margarine, or for hot-food containers. This material has a high heat tolerance, which makes it ideal for the packaging of soups or foods that require microwaving, or to store those chinese leftovers, without the potential for the leaching of harmful chemicals into the food... Read more

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