Jarr is a package-free grocery delivery company based in the Lower Mainland. Our mission is to simplify zero-waste living. Our low-waste groceries and household supplies are conveniently delivered right to your door using returnable containers. We are champions of the circular economy and against single-use, throwaway culture.
Our zero-waste boxes, bundles & kits are the easiest way to ditch plastic and switch to eco-friendly zero-waste bathroom products made for Canadians... by Canadians. All our products are great alternatives to plastic bathroom products. Remove plastic from your bathroom & our world today!
Reusable cups and containers
We are a citywide borrowing platform that supplies, sanitizes, and tracks reusable cups and other food packaging for Vancouver businesses. By harnessing current city infrastructure and creating an intricate yet user-friendly technology, we believe it is entirely possible to end the world's single-use garbage crisis within the decade.
mugshare is a social impact program that provides a safe, reusable alternative to single-use cups through a convenient deposit-return system. The born-in-Vancouver business was created by a group of UBC students in 2016 in an effort to shift the norm on single-use waste, without putting the burden of responsibility on individuals.
We believe our work at BYO is more than just saving cups. We see bring-your-own-cup as an entry point to a larger shift in our current habits and ways of thinking about the systems around us. We hope our program inspires community members to slow down and think about their role as an individual and how they fit into the larger collective working towards a greener, more just future.
Commercial Drive, Vancouver
BYO Vancouver is a volunteer-based plastic waste reduction project. We inspire shoppers and businesses to replace single-use plastics with reusable personal containers. Businesses place our BYO Vancouver sticker on their door inviting customers to BYO. Look for our BYO sticker in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood starting in the Winter of 2021-22.
Recycle and Repurpose
We’re Urban Repurpose — a not-for-profit social enterprise. We keep valuable products from going to waste. We are part of the growing circular economy. We help our customers and community by helping to repurpose and reuse furnishings and fixtures, hardware, homewares and much more.
For over a decade we have been delivering the right technology, systems and services across Canada. We are not your traditional waste and recycling company - we think differently about the challenges you may face with managing waste, and work hand-in-hand with you to create winning solutions.
Plastic free food & diverting food waste!
Too Good to Go
Food Waste Diverting App
We dream of a planet with no food waste, and every day we’re working on making that a reality. Our app is the most direct way for you to get involved - just download, log on, and get saving perfectly good, surplus food from your local stores. It’s always a surprise, at a great price, and an instant good deed for the planet. Get started now!
Invito is Yaro & Heather - veganpreneurs and founders of Vancouver's first zero-waste coffee company that supplies homes and hospitality, commercial businesses, and wholesalers with fair-trade organic beans, grown and shipped direct from their farm in Costa Rica.
INVITO coffee is packaged in 100% compostable bags, recyclable pails, or as part of the Loop Refill Program.
Tality Kombucha aims to sustainably brew the highest quality and most authentic kombucha possible, straight from our North Shore production facility to your door. We are a 1% for the Planet Member, Canada's first B-Corp kombucha, certified organic, use stone paper labels, have a bottle wash and reuse program, and are the piloting a vermicompost waste management system for our brewery.
Blue Heron Cheese
Blue Heron was created out of a passion for better, kinder, more sustainable cheese without sacrificing taste and tradition. Blue Heron is built on a reverence for all sentient beings, a respect for the Earth, which gives us life, and a methodical and ever-evolving approach to plant-based cheesemaking. These plant-based cheeses are 100% dairy-free and made without the use of animal products.
Main Street Honey Shoppe
Main Street Honey Shoppe is dedicated to bring Healthy Honeybee products “From the Honey Farm to the City”. Our products are sourced wherever possible from producers we know, local when available, international when necessary. We support a greener city by offering zero waste packaging options.
Our menu is proudly 100% vegan with house-made cheeses, mylk, dressings, and so much more! We use fresh and local ingredients and all of our products are made from scratch for a healthy experience! You’ll notice we have reusable cloths instead of napkins, no single use plastics, no single use cups, and a BYOC [bring your own cup/container] policy for take out!
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