The zero-waste movement has exploded in the wake of climate change and the plastic pollution crisis, and as a result, grass-root organization 'Green Neighbours Network of Toronto' has succeeded in reducing the amount of single-use plastic used by local businesses through implementing 'BYO' stickers.
The BYO stickers stand for "bring your own" and indicate a business allows customers to bring in their own container to purchase food or products. For example, bringing plastic Tupperware to be served your take away lunch or bringing a reusable coffee cup for your daily caffeine fix. The sticker also might indicate the business offers zero waste tools and supplies or that they have other waste reduction processes in place.
Toronto businesses taking part in the BYO waste reduction initiative will eventually be displayed via a centralized map.