On June 17th, 2019 Spud was overwhelmed with gratitude to accept a sustainability award for our Reusable Takeout Container pilot program for the third time. This award was presented by the City of North Vancouver to recognize and celebrate Spud’s circular economy packaging model as the key to a waste- free future.


Spud’s CEO Peter van Stolk accepting the award


What is a circular economy?


A circular economy is based on three principles: “design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems”. Our Reusable Takeout Container Pilot Program, which we ran with a local office customer, was designed to replicate these principles with the packaging of our Be Fresh salads. See what we mean below!



What does this mean for our customers?


We have always tried to integrate a circular economy model into our operations, such as by using reusable bins to deliver customer’s grocery orders, but we hope to soon provide this award-winning reusable takeout container program to all of our Spud customers who order Be Fresh salads! To date, we are currently planning to pilot the program again in Calgary in order to learn more about the customer experience and operational logistics of a program like this. When have figured out all the kinks, we know our customers will be as excited as we are to participate in this program across all of Spud’s delivery locations. Stay tuned!



Curious to learn more?


Click here to learn about why this program was awarded a Silver Canadian Leadership Award by PAC Packaging Consortium for “Sustainable Process/Facility” or click here to learn about why Think Beyond Plastic and the National Zero Waste Council found this program worthy of a Canadian Innovation Showcase Award!


SPUD has been delivering local and organic groceries in Vancouver and the lower mainland for the past 20 years, and now services Vancouver Island, Calgary, and Edmonton as well!

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