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Reusable packaging solution, gamified

Reusable containers replacing single-use packaging for food retail customers

October 2021
Gallery Reusable packaging solution, gamified 1
Gallery Reusable packaging solution, gamified 1


Cano's mission is to help the food industry eliminate single-use packaging. The company believes that the future is reusable. Since 2017, Cano's turnkey solution has helped cafeteria and foodcourt operators go zero waste and boost sustainability with the corporate and institutional communities that they serve. The mobile technology, well-designed tableware, and reward system have the power to replace the packaging industry which creates over 50% of the waste in cities. The company makes it fun, convenient and cheap to eliminate waste and protect the planet.

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Label Date October 8, 2021
From Canada
Maturity stage Small scale commercialization
Looking For Network, New clients, Visibility, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • Well-designed containers made for commercial use can sustain over 1000 use cycles (High grade PP)
  • 1 cafeteria can save 300k packaging, 6.6 tons of waste and 17 tons of CO2e per year compared to paper/PET packaging solutions
  • Reusable dishware is 7x less impactful than compostable (which also ends up as waste)
  • Reusable creates 2x less CO2 than styrofoam and paper/PET or 7x less CO2 than compostable

The Financial benefits

  • Over 50% cheaper than single use packaging
  • 30k USD saving per year per cafeteria

Activity Region

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North america


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Company Profile

Cano Company

Borrow reusable containers and earn rewards!

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Headquarters Montreal, QC H2S 3C3, Canada

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We leverage provincial and territorial strengths to support the scale-up of Canadian cleantech.

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