Yorkdale is one of Canada’s premier shopping destinations with more than 18 million guests visiting each year. As guests weave their way through Yorkdale’s more than 270 stores and food collection they may not realize Yorkdale is taking a proactive approach and employing innovative practices to minimize their impact on the environment through unique programs and partnerships that reduce waste, conserve energy, and promote circular economies.
FoodMesh is a Vancouver based technology company building digital solutions for food recovery in response to a desire to solve two global problems: avoidable food waste and food insecurity. We develop apps and programs to safely match surplus commercial food with businesses and charities. We simplify the local food distribution channel by 'meshing' supply and demand.
Our aim is to REDUCE WASTE, SAVE MONEY, and FEED MORE.
Chef inspired, casual, farm-to-table eatery. We believe in making everything from scratch and only using the best ingredients directly from local farms. Our chefs bring fine-dining techniques to inspire everyday eating for dine-in, take out or delivery. Our menu is ideal for gluten free, vegetarian / vegan, allergies and other modern diets.
Cleanfarms has a decade of experience innovating in agricultural sustainability
HP is reinventing the way its products are designed, manufactured, used and recovered as it shifts its business model and operations towards a materials- and energy-efficient circular economy. At HP, a key concept in the circular economy is a materials cycle—where plastics, metals and other durable materials are continuously being used and reused for high-grade applications, without being “down-cycled” into lower-grade uses that eventually become waste.
Take Back the Light is Canada’s leading light recycling program for businesses and institutions, and provides a simple low-cost opportunity to have fluorescent lamps and light fixtures recycled responsibly.
TerraCycle is eliminating the idea of waste, a global leader in recycling typically ‘non-recyclable’ discarded items. The company offers free recycling programs funded by brands, manufacturers, and retailers all around the world to help collect and recycle hard-to-recycle waste. To date, over 202 million people in 21 countries have collected billions of pieces of waste, raising over 44 million dollars for charities around the world.
The inspiration behind Pela Case was shaped by two experiences from co-founder, Jeremy Lang.
• Seeing flax field fires in his hometown as a young boy and wondering if there was a better use for flax straw than just burning it down every year
• Seeing plastic pollution on the shores of Hawaii with his young son and wondering how he could help curb the plastic waste ending up in our landfills and oceans
As part of IKEA’s global commitment to people and the planet, the company will eliminate all single-use plastic products from its home furnishing range globally by January 1, 2020. This includes straws, plates, cups, freezer bags, garbage bags and plastic-coated paper plates and cups.
We celebrate the champions and innovators who are disrupting traditional business models to embrace waste reduction initiatives.