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Your Guide to Sustainable Businesses in Vancouver

Most food businesses can agree it can be challenging to be sustainable.


Whether you’re trying to connect with a community or balancing your margins to buy organic ingredients sustainability for a business can be a complicated issue. However, to be actionable with your efforts starts with being realistic with your time and energy.


In this article, we’ve summarized a few Vancouver businesses that can help you not only support local, but also do it sustainably.

Table of Contents

  • Fairware

  • LivLite

  • EcoMeter

  • BSIBio

  • Solefood Street Farms

  • Discovery Organics

  • Vancouver Farmers Market

  • Fresh Root Farms

  • Food Stash Foundation

  • Coho Makers Market


Fairware

​​Fairware is a full-service promotional merchandise company specializing in ethically sourced, sustainable promotional products. They provide transparency behind their supply chain and uphold themselves to a code of conduct that defines labour standards and ensures humane working conditions.


Jars from LivLite https://scoutmagazine.ca/venue/livlite/

LivLite

LivLite is Vancouver's answer to zero waste delivery. The e-commerce start-up is on a mission to cut down on packaging waste for consumers, by providing CPG (consumer packaged goods) producers with reusable jars to help cut down on packaging waste. They purchase wholesale from their partners, manage the packaging and distribution and offer not only grocery delivery, but a community of vendors that are 90% local to Vancouver.


EcoMeter

Ecometer is Vancouver’s first sustainable restaurant guide. Businesses are scored according to their four pillars: food waste, supply chain, packaging and community initiatives. These categories help diners pick and choose restaurants that make them, and the environment, happy.

bsibio logo https://bsibio.com/all-products/

BSIbio

Since 2005, BSIBio’s goal has been to make packaging less environmentally harmful. Fast forward to today, and they are leaders in biodegradable and compostable packaging for all food. From unique BIOLINED leaf plates for your next event to compostable take-out boxes for your ghost kitchen or food truck; they offer a broad spectrum of products from a variety of materials: bamboo, corn, wood, etc.

solefood street farms in vancouver https://solefoodfarms.com/the-self-sustaining-farm/

Sole Food Street Farms

Sole Food Street Farms is an internationally recognized social enterprise that transforms vacant land into urban farms. Located in the heart of Vancouver, they grow produce for residential CSA boxes, farmer's markets, donations to inner city residents and low carbon delivery restaurants. The profits supplement their mission to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agriculture training and a community of supportive farmers and food lovers.



discovery organics field https://www.discoveryorganics.ca/about-our-team

Discovery Organics