Friendlier helps you eliminate single-use packaging through high-quality reusable food containers, a simple app to claim your deposit, and convenient returns. So you can enjoy your favorite food without worrying about waste.
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how it works
A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE
Our zero-waste system is extremely easy to use. Ask your favourite restaurants and prepared-meal suppliers if they serve our containers!
1. Visit a friendlier location
2. Enjoy your meal
3. Scan your container
4. Return container to bin
frequently asked questions
what is friendlier?
Friendlier is a company on a mission to make reusable packaging the default food packaging. We supply foodservice businesses with reusable takeout packaging and use our app to return your deposits. We are making reuse easy, so everyone can participate.
what are the benefits?
Reuse is the best way to save waste and reduce resource consumption. By keeping products in circulation, we get the full value of the containers, before recycling it into a new product at its end of life. By choosing to reuse, you are contributing to a movement that challenges the take-make-dispose model and proves that we can consume sustainably.
is reuse safe during COVID?
Yes, we take sanitation seriously! Our high-temperature dishwasher is rated to kill 99.999% of bacteria and viruses and has been approved for use during COVID.
do I have to wash the container before returning it?
No, you are not required to wash the container, however, we ask that you rinse it out before returning it.
how do I get my deposit back?
Before returning your containers, scan the QR code on the bottom with our mobile application. Your deposit returns will accumulate on our app. You can watch your balance grow, or request a payout. Please allow 1-2 weeks after the drop-off for the deposit to be returned.
what if I don't have a phone?
You can claim your deposit right here on our website. Scroll to the bottom of the site, and you will see a button to claim your deposit on the web.
how does it work?
Businesses offer their meals in reusable containers. Upon the purchase of your meal you will pay a small deposit. When finished, scan the QR code using the A Friendlier Company app and return the container to any collection bin. All collection points are displayed on our app and website.
where can I get friendlier takeout?
Check Our Partners page for the full list of Friendlier locations. This list is growing, so please stay tuned - sign up for our updates or create a free account and we will inform you when new locations become available near you.
is this better than compostable?
Yes! Compostable containers are single-use products that may or may not break down when disposed. Our system saves energy, waste, and resources!
why not just recycle?
While recycling is undoubtedly a necessary component, we need to ensure that products and materials are designed, from the outset, to be reused, repaired, and remanufactured. The circular economy aims to prevent waste and pollution from being created in the first place (read more here)
what if my container is broken?
If your container is broken, scan and return it anyway! We will make sure it gets properly recycled! You will still get your deposit back.