planet driven, people led
We’re redefining takeout for the health of the earth. Our reusable containers are made for the environment and food lovers.
“Friendlier was founded with the vision of eliminating single-use packaging. We dream of a world where there is no waste and all resources are used to their fullest value. ”
two friends, united by a purpose
After meeting before their first-ever lecture at the University of Waterloo, they became inseparable through late-night study sessions, lab experiments gone wrong, and dreaming up crazy ideas to problems they saw in their everyday lives.
a new perspective
When the opportunity to study abroad came up in their third year, they jumped at the chance to learn from a new perspective and traveled to Sweden. A culture focused on minimalism and environmental sustainability fueled their fire to live more purposeful lives.
a friendlier day
When graduation came along and it was time to set new goals, they decided they couldn’t live and work in a world where the climate crisis was not a priority. Friendlier was founded because Kayli and Jacquie felt it was time to be Friendlier to our planet.
today and the future
Friendlier has grown to over 200 locations across Ontario, helping big and small businesses become more sustainable. With ambitious plans to expand, we’re on track to becoming Canada’s leading reuse company.
we’re on a mission to simplify the switch from single-use to reusable packaging
We’re here to make sustainability affordable, convenient, and super easy.
empower people to be the best version of themselves through knowledge
challenge the status quo and defy expectations to create sustainable solutions
be transparent with our employees and the community every step of the way
unite people with the common goal of being Friendlier to our planet
the single-use problem
Takeout meals commonly come in disposable packaging that are thrown out after one use. They end up in landfills or scattered throughout ecosystems, where they take an indefinite amount of time to break down.
Recyclable containers are often not recycled. Contrary to popular belief, not all containers with a recycle symbol are recyclable. They simply indicate the type of material. Even materials designed to be recycled, often can't be recycled because they're soiled with food. Besides that, recycling involves energy and new resources that's not ideal for the environment.
Compostable packaging, like plant-fiber containers or plastic made of vegetables, are often advertised as an
eco-friendly miracle when it couldn't be more misleading. Most municipal compost facilities don't accept this type of packaging, so it ends up in the trash. These materials degrade timely under specific conditions, not buried under heaps of waste.
our sustainable solution
Our reusable food containers and centralized reuse system keep resources in circulation longer, reducing waste in the landfills and making the most out of every resource harvested.
We make it simple to stop the patterns that are harmful to our environment and eliminate sources of waste throughout our economic chains.
together, we can make a difference
eliminate waste and pollution
Phasing out single-use products and closing the loop in our economy means less plastic ends up in landfills.
create a supportive community
A sharing economy creates a sense of community to people who care about the environment and love food.
We can consume without exhausting our planet and bring natural systems back to balance.
humans' lifetime supply of drinking water preserved
mature trees' work of GHG prevented
sea turtles saved from death-by-plastic
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