Fresh St. Market has become the first grocer in Canada to offer takeout packaging from Reusables.com (Reusables), the container-sharing platform for zero-waste takeout, at their Vancouver House location. Created specifically for the food industry in response to the rising demand of takeout and food delivery, the aesthetically pleasing stainless-steel containers provide a more sustainable alternative to single-use packaging.
At the Vancouver House Fresh St. Market, new and existing Reusables members can order items from the Fork Lift Kitchen & Bar, cafe, grocery, bakery and more without contributing to single-use plastic waste entering the ecosystem. At the time of order, customers state they are a member of the Reusables program and will have their order prepared in a stainless-steel container equipped with a QR code that is scanned and tracked. Reusables’ containers are then required to be returned to any participating store on the platform within 14 days.