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Go green, starting with your take-out business

Go green, starting with your take-out business

Mayrand Plus supports you through your eco-friendly transition

Our account managers and customer service team can advise you and help you choose the right containers and packaging for your operations that comply with new regulations, including those of the municipality of Montreal.

Change takes time

In an effort to reduce society's ecological footprint, the Canadian, Quebec and municipal governments are working together to develop new rules and regulations. The foodservice and food industry must adapt to the regulation banning single-use plastics quickly.

*Source: Government of Canada

Guide to eco-friendly packaging, made available by Mayrand Plus

Discover our range of eco-friendly products to suit your needs

Eco-friendly hot cup and glass | Mayrand Plus
  • Paper cups and lids
  • Beverage accessories
  • Plastic cups and lids
  • Paper straws and wooden stirrers
Eco-friendly take-out packaging | Mayrand Plu
  • Bowls, kraft portion containers and lids
  • Hinged bagasse containers
  • PET plastic container and lid combos
  • Aluminum plates
Eco-friendly packagings | Mayrand Plus
  • Wood, bioplastic or polypropylene utensils
  • Double paper bags for French fries and fried foods
  • Kraft grocery bags
  • Napkins

All about the waste management and reutilization lexicon

Recyclable | Mayrand Plus


Once used, a recyclable product can be recovered, reintroduced into the production cycle and used to manufacture new products

Compostable | Mayrand Plus


The product contains biological matter and is broken down through bio-oxidation with organic matter using micro-organisms in aerobic conditions (i.e., in the presence of air). The result is compost.

Reusable | Mayrand Plus


The product can be reused several times without its condition deteriorating and for an identical use.

Understanding available materials

Bagasse: Residual material from the extraction of sugar cane juice. It resembles paper and can be transformed into different types of packaging like re-sealable containers or utensils

Aluminum: Used for its insulating properties and resistance to high temperatures, this material is both practical and recyclable.

Cardboard, pulp or paper: Be it paper packaging, flat cardboard, corrugated cardboard or kraft paper bags, all products made from wood cellulose are recyclable.

PLA: Also called Polylactic Acid, this vegetable plastic made from corn starch is widely used in the manufacturing of glass as its insulating properties are ideal for hot drinks.

The seven plastic families

Plastic is a product derived from petroleum. There are seven families of plastics with different uses and recyclability rates.

PET #1: Polyethylene terephthalate, a strong and flexible plastic 

Good recyclability

HDPE #2: High-density polyethylene, plastic widely used in the food industry
Good recyclability
PVC #3: Polyvinyl chloride, flexible plastic

Low recyclability

LDPE #4: Low-density polyethylene, resistant plastic

Low recyclability

Transparent water or juice bottles and food trays Opaque milk or juice bottles, ice cream containers... Plastic food wrap… Plastic bags, cling film...
PP #5: Polypropylene
Plastic resistant to heat and transportation

Good recyclability

PS #6: Polystyrene
Banned from use as of March 28 in Montreal and from sale as of December 20, 2023

PC, PTFE, melamine, etc. #7: Many other plastics

Low recyclability

Yogurt cups, transparent containers for prepared foods... Exception for food trays (meat, fish...) Polycarbonate: water bottles...

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