WE CARE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
We're committed to leading the industry in minimizing our impact on the Earth and its resources. We take every step to make sure we are producing great products in the most environmentally conscious ways possible.
Zero Waste Initiative
We’re on our way to becoming one of the first Zero Waste Certified facilities in Canada !
What is Zero Waste?
The International Zero Waste Definition: “The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.” The Zero Waste International Alliance.
Last updated December 20th, 2018.
We have partnered with a local waste collection agency that specializes in organics and recycling programs. They ensure that any waste produced in the production of our meals is responsibly diverted from landfills and transformed into resources whenever possible - like feeding our organic food scraps to animals! We’re able to track our results and C02 diversion equivalents for our facility to meet our program goals.
We are committed to minimizing the energy used in our kitchen facility which is powered by 100% green electricity. We also use ENERGY STAR certified products, using programmable timers, taking advantage of natural light, and programmable thermostats. Preserving our resources is a value that resonates with our staff who have participated in conservation training, and actively participate in ensuring that our standards are met. We use an accredited program to offset the greenhouse gas emissions generated by our activities.
At BIO RAW, we commit to supporting our local community in every way we can. With that, we commit to purchase our core products from independent local suppliers whenever possible (at least 50% of non-labor expenses), and commit to serve a minimum of 75% local and independent clients and customers. We’re a proud Toronto company, and are thrilled to nourish our local community!!
Our packaging is made from renewable materials such as corn, not petroleum. This means that it will decompose faster than conventional plastic packaging.
We ensure that we only use packaging which meets ASTM D6400 compostable standards and that is ECOLOGO certified. Along with this, we will only purchase FSC certified, unbleached paper, which is used for our customers invoices and paper towels for our facility.
Most municipalities in Ontario are set up to compost our packaging. If you’re in Toronto, place our packaging in the garbage (not the compost) as the city cannot compost it at this time. Be sure to check with your local municipality on how to properly dispose of our meal containers in your area. If you are recycling the packaging please wash first to ensure proper recycling.