COIL expects 40 circular businesses across southern Ontario to be involved in our programs by December 2021. Below are details on some of the sustainability-focused businesses that are currently partnering with COIL to advance the circular economy.
Examples of companies working with COIL:
Escarpment Labs (Guelph): a microbial culture producer that supplies brewers with liquid brewing yeast through reusing materials and transforming waste into new products.
The SEED (Guelph): as a project of the Guelph Community Health Centre, the SEED aims to ensure that everyone in Guelph-Wellington has access to nutritious food. The SEED’s Good Food Warehouse reduces waste and gets food where it is most needed.
Ag Business & Crop Inc. (Palmerston): supplies innovative tools for precision agriculture and educates famers on how to improve environmental sustainability and crop productivity when growing nutritious food.
The Conscious Kitchen (Holland Centre): as a solution to the waste that is produced by the meal kit industry, The Conscious Kitchen provides convenient, ready-to-eat meals that are plant-based and zero-waste.
Suntech Greenhouses (Manotick): a hydroponic greenhouse that provides locally grown produce and is committed to reducing food waste.
Spent Goods (Toronto): food waste solutions provider that enables Canadian businesses to transform spent barley from craft breweries into delicious foods that can then be sold in grocery stores, markets, schools, and restaurants.
Abokichi Inc. (Hamilton): a Japanese inspired food brand that develops innovative and unique products using upcycled ingredients.
Quinta Local Superfoods Inc. (Guelph/Eramosa): superfood company that supplies high nutrient quinoa, which it will be providing to communities in need while reducing emissions and implementing sustainable packaging alternatives.
Green Table Foods (Guelph): manufactures plant-based, certified organic probiotic foods using upcycled ingredients and other waste reduction techniques.
Heartwood Farm & Cidery (Acton): a family-owned regenerative farm and cidery offering immersive onsite experiences and craft beverages, including a new line of non-alcoholic beverages.