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!
Upgrade to our premium, Friendliest plan.
For only $4.50/month, you will receive monthly at-home pickups, a monthly impact report, and A Friendlier bin to store your containers at home!
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!
Lady Sara's Bounty delivers delicious, nutritious meals right to your door! All meals are made from fresh, local ingredients!
The Wooly Pub is Guelph's meeting place! It is the perfect place to grab a pint with friends, and enjoy their delicious local meals!
Cafe Pyrus serves real, fresh ingredients and it making life taste great. They are the perfect spot for a delicious, healthy meal!
At Top Market Family Farms, you can connect with local farmers, food, and more. Know the story behind your food. Fruits, vegetables, humanely raised meats, milk, eggs, homemade baked goods.
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