What is DreamZero?

DreamZero is a social enterprise, born out of an interest in providing reusable options for event-goers and consumers.

In the fall of 2017, DreamZero had launched its first event at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto. Since then we've grown to serve events of over 7,000 guests throughout Ontario including marathons, street festivals, sporting events, and concerts.

In August 2019 we piloted our takeout container program with restaurants, cafes, a grocery store, and 4 private office venues. Taking this learning we knew we needed to integrate an App into the program so that we could improve traceability. In early 2020 we began negotiating with Muuse of Singapore to bring their program to Canada. The Muuse program will launch in December 2020 beginning in Toronto.

Moving forward we plan to continue to supply food service providers with the very best quality cups, containers, and management practices required to have their own in-house programs and to bring to market the very best in third-party programs.

 

Our Founders

RYAN DYMENT

Ryan Dyment has spent the last 8 years working in social enterprises with a focus on the environment and waste. Ryan co-founded the Toronto Tool Library and Sharing Depot and currently works with EcoSchools Canada, a nationwide program helping schools become more sustainable.

 

At Dream Zero, Ryan is helping bring reusables to events, facilities and the food industry with an aim to eliminate single-use waste. Ryan sits on the Board of the Recycling Council of Ontario and you can often find him hiking through the woods with his son and sailing in Lake Ontario.

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SCOTT J MORRISON

Scott has worked as a sustainability consultant since 2003, specializing in ecological restoration, waste prevention and reporting. Scott was the first Sustainability Associate registered by GEO outside of Europe, the first Canadaian to achieve TRUE Advisor designation, was the founding Executive Director of Zero Waste Canada and sat on the Board of Directors of ZWIA.

 

Scott works closely with public health and food professionals across the country to assure that DreamZero's programs, services and products meet the highest standards in hygiene and quality.

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Affiliations

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Impact Zero Foundation is building Toronto's circular economy. They believe that the circular economy will be built by small and medium-sized businesses, working with individuals in their community to build a healthier city.   Successfully building this new economy will take research, community, and a lot of hard work - the Impact Zero Foundation is here to help make it a little easier.

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The Canadian Green Alliance is a national not-for-profit dedicated to bridging the gap between sustainability and theatre. The CGA acts as the meeting place for the climate activists and environmental organizations of the performance industry to come together, find key partnerships and form a unified fight against the climate crisis within our community.

Recycling Council of Ontario believes that society must minimize its impact on the environment by eliminating waste. To that end, our mission is to inform and educate all members of society about the generation of waste, the avoidance of waste, the more efficient use of resources and the benefits and/or consequences of these activities.

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LEAF criteria and standards were developed according to international standards and the latest data in environmental science. They are a direct reflection of the issues facing the foodservice industry and are updated yearly. 

LEAF Certification offers accreditation to restaurants demonstrating efforts in environmental and sustainable foodservice practices.

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