New Tim Hortons lids and cutlery coming to Mississauga, Hamilton, Brampton and beyond
Published December 21, 2022 at 12:49 pm
New Tim Hortons lids and cutlery are on the menu for Mississauga, Hamilton, Brampton and across Canada in early 2023.
The new lids and cutlery are part of an effort to eliminate single-use plastics.
Canada has banned the production of plastic checkout bags, cutlery, stir sticks, straws and takeout containers. Companies are also banned from importing these types of plastics. In a year, it will also be illegal to sell them.
The federal government estimates that getting rid of the single-use plastics will eliminate 1.3 million tonnes of difficult-to-recycle plastic waste and a million garbage bags’ worth of pollution.
So, Tim Hortons announced new fibre lids for loaded bowls along with wooden and fibre cutlery. This will eliminate the use of more than 90 million single-use plastics in Tim Hortons across Canada, the company said in a press release on Dec. 20.
The lids for hot beverages, now being tested in Vancouver, are plastic-free and recyclable. These lids are not ready to be rolled out in 2023.
The wooden cutlery and fibre spoon are compostable.
And a new breakfast and lunch wrapper features an efficient design that uses 75 per cent less material than the prior wrap box, which is estimated to save more than 1,400 tonnes of material a year.
“Through our sustainability platform Tims for Good, we’re always looking for ways, big and small, to make thoughtful choices on material and design in order to reduce and eliminate packaging and contribute to more sustainable innovation,” says Paul Yang, senior director of procurement, sustainability and packaging at Tim Hortons.
Tim Hortons restaurants will also eliminate the use of all single-use plastic bags and will begin offering guests reusable bags for purchase starting in January next year.
In Vancouver, Tim Hortons is working on a pilot project in partnership with Return-It that gives customers the option of paying a deposit for a reusable and returnable cup.
Since launching in May at 10 restaurants, the pilot project has grown to also include nine public bins for returning cups and a total of more than 60 cup return points across Vancouver.
For more information on the new initiatives visit www.timhortons.ca/tims-for-good.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising