Many Toronto film and TV studios are making an effort to be more sustainable.
Catering for talent and crew in a production can be costly and wasteful - with standard catering served in disposable containers. Now a new service from two startups is offering an alternative to reduce food waste and avoid disposables. Production crew and staff order only the food they want using the hungerhub catering app, and Suppli provides stainless steel insulated containers to participating restaurants. Suppli collects containers from the studio, cleans and returns them to be reused by the restaurants.
In a 4 month pilot in summer 2022, a TV production avoided 2,756 disposable containers when 25% of their crew’s meals were delivered in reusables. They estimate this service saved more than $20,300 compared to a typical catering contract. "It's painful to look at the waste created by 100+ people eating takeout lunch every day! We couldn't be happier to partner with Suppli & hungerhub to enhance our existing lunch program and reduce our contribution to landfills." - Production Coordinator, Colleen
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