DreamZero’s goal is to enable reusable dishware programs for events, retail (restaurants, cafes), corporate offices and institutions.
When we evaluate our products we review:
(country of origin, sourcing of material, material type, labor practices, certifications),
Long-term performance of the product
(designed to prevent delamination, does not promote mold or bacteria buildup, easy to wash, easy to maintain, easy to store, brandable, # of uses, etc)
(Does manufacturer take back? Is it recyclable at end-of-life in most municipal streams?).
This is a long difficult process, and completely necessary if we are going to achieve Zero Waste for ourselves, our customers, and the end user of our services and products.
We source our reusable containers, plates and cups from companies that value sustainability.
CupKo is a Toronto-based startup that is manufacturing cups and bottles locally, CupKo and DreamZero are working closely together to develop products and services for reusable markets in Toronto and beyond! You also can customized your own cup & bottles on cupko.ca !
We use Preserve plates for our event services. These products are made in the USA of 100% recycled plastics and are 100% recyclable at end-of-life.
G.E.T. manufactures Polypropelene (#5 plastics) reusable takeout containers. Containers are NSF Certified, 100% BPA Free, Commercial Dishwasher Safe, Microwave Safe for Re-Heating, Leak-Resistant Designs that are Stackable, and can be Customizable with colours and logos.