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SkipTheDishes has announced the launch of a pilot with Vancouver-based reusable packaging company, ShareWares, as part of the organization’s commitment to providing environmentally friendly packaging options.

The pilot will first begin in the Kitsilano, Vancouver area with participating restaurants offering reusable containers for delivery and pick-up orders. All ShareWares containers have a QR code for customers to easily locate the closest drop-off location, which ShareWares will then bring to its washing facility in Olympic Village to be thoroughly sanitized and redistributed.

The ShareWares pilot is the second partnership of its kind for SkipTheDishes, following the organization’s first pilot in Ontario this past June with Guelph-based reusable packaging company, Friendlier. Through this partnership, customers in Guelph, Elora, Fergus and Kitchener have the option to return their reusable takeout packaging to a participating restaurant to be recycled.

Within the first three weeks, a total of 14,210 grams of waste and 49,000 grams of CO2 was diverted, and to date, more than 2,400 containers have been reused, with 141 kilograms of plastic waste saved, according to SkipTheDishes.

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