(Oct. 2/18) The City of Toronto is seeking input to help inform its future decisions related to reducing waste from single-use and takeaway items.

A single-use or takeaway item is any product designed for a single use after which is it disposed of in the garbage, Blue Bin (recycling) or Green Bin (organics). Typically, these products are not designed for durability or reuse.

Whenever food and drinks are served to consume quickly or to carry out, single-use or takeaway products are needed to facilitate those dining experiences in a way that ensures food safety and quality, as well as accessibility.

Restaurants Canada encourages businesses with operations in Toronto to join in the consultation process and help make sure the voice of foodservice is heard. Below are a few opportunities to participate.

Attend the consultation or watch the webcast:
When: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018
• Open house from 6p.m.-7 p.m. ET
• Presentation and questions from 7p.m.-8:30 p.m. ET
Where: BMO Conference Centre & Education Centre, 60 Leonard Ave., north of Bathurst Street and Dundas Street, enter off Nassau Street.
Click here to register for the event.
Click here to watch the live webcast.

Join the webinar:
When: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018
• 2p.m.-3p.m. ET
Where: Click here to register.

Take the online survey:
When: Feedback will be accepted until Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018.
Where: Click here to access the survey.

Click here to learn more about the City of Toronto’s Long Term Waste Strategy and this consultation process.

If you have any questions or would like more information, you can get in touch with James Rilett, Restaurants Canada Vice President, Central Canada, at jrilett@restaurantscanada.org or 1-800-387-5649 ext. 4241.

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