Pita Pit Canada continues our commitment to food and packaging innovation
We serve our customers with two great innovations to reduce our carbon footprint.
It’s in our brand’s DNA to make that first move. Pita Pit is already committed to providing our customers with a customizable alternative to traditional fast food, so it’s a natural next step to find better solutions for the environment as well. Materials like thin-barrier eco and plant-based smoothie cups are the future of food service, and we’re proud to play a role in revolutionizing the way restaurants operate worldwide.
Pita Pit Proprietary Wrapper
Through unique technological advancements, we have teamed up with Delfort group and McNairn Packaging to roll out a new packaging product called a ‘Thin-barrier eco wrapper’. Made from renewable resources, the whiter and brighter material outperforms the wax-coated alternatives that currently dominate the food packaging industry in both sustainability and functionality. Our thin-barrier eco wrapper uses a grease-resistant, vegetable-based coating that eliminates the need for wax. That means that the packaging is re-pulp-able, recyclable and compostable.
We are significantly reducing the size of our carbon footprint by making the switch to the thin-barrier eco. According to a study conducted by Life Cycle Assessment, the switch means that the we will decrease our crude oil consumption in wrap production by 60 percent. For every 113,000 thin-barrier eco wraps that we use, we will consume one fewer barrel of oil.
We plan to continue to expand our role as an innovator, challenging the entire QSR industry to serve Canada better.
100% Plant-Based Smoothie Cups
In addition to our thin-barrier eco wrappers, our smoothie cups are made entirely from plants – not petroleum. The cups are made from Ingeo™ biopolymer, a PLA resin derived entirely from plants and is 100% compostable in actively managed municipal or industrial facilities*. The plant sources used to make Greenware® are domestically grown and annually renewable.
*Read the Greenware brochure for more information.