The Toronto Garlic Festival turned their annual foodie celebration into a zero waste reuse success story.

Like many events and festivals, past events generated a lot of waste from single-use food trays, cups and utensils. In 2022, the organizers wanted to find a more sustainable approach and committed to zero waste for the annual event. 

The organizers secured a local reusable foodware service to provide plates, dishes, cups and utensils that could be used for all food and drink vendors at the festivals. Dream Zero staff provided the dishes, set up drop off points and used on-site dishwashing facilities. In the end, the one day event avoided more than 4.445 single use items!