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TORONTO PAN AM SPORTS CENTRE CONTINUES TO EMBRACE SUSTAINABILITY WITH FRIENDLIER REUSABLE TAKEOUT CONTAINERS AND OSCAR THE AI SMART RECYCLING ASSISTANT

TORONTO PAN AM SPORTS CENTRE CONTINUES TO EMBRACE SUSTAINABILITY
with Friendlier Reusable Takeout Containers and Oscar the AI Smart Recycling Assistant
OSCAR AI System Picture

In a concerted effort to minimize waste and foster a greener environment, TPASC is implementing a pioneering approach to reduce single-use plastics. The introduction of reusable takeout containers aligns with TPASC's commitment to sustainable practices. These containers are not only eco-friendly but also durable, ensuring repeated usage without compromising on convenience.

TPASC is also thrilled to unveil Oscar, the cutting-edge AI Smart Recycling Assistant. Oscar utilizes state-of-the-art artificial intelligence algorithms to efficiently sort and return single-use packaging as well as reuse containers. By accurately identifying and segregating recyclable, compostable, non-recyclable items as well as reusable containers - Oscar revolutionizes waste management practices.

"Embracing or advancing sustainability is integral to our operational vision at Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre. We are proud to introduce Friendlier reusable takeout containers and Oscar as part of our ongoing commitment to environmental stewardship," remarked Robert Singleton, Managing Director at TPASC. "These initiatives build upon our commitment to reducing waste and promoting sustainable living within our community."

The implementation of Friendlier reusable takeout containers and Oscar represents a significant step forward in TPASC's sustainability journey. By adopting innovative solutions, TPASC aims to be a leader in environmental change and set a precedent for sustainable practices within the sports and recreation industry.

Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre is a LEED Gold Facility. To learn more visit: https://tpasc.ca/facility#tab85469

HOW TO USE FRIENDLIER CONTAINERS

STEP 1
ORDER A MEAL FROM POOLSIDE’S BAR + GRILLE

You will pay a small $0.50  deposit when you order, but don’t worry, you’ll get it back when you return the container.

STEP 2
ENJOY

Eat your food, drink your drinks. Whenever your finished, scrape any remaining leftover food remnants out. Don’t worry about washing your container.

Tip: If you have leftovers, keep it for another day. The containers are freezer, fridge, and microwave safe!

Friendly Container QR Code pictureSTEP 3
SCAN

Use the Friendlier mobile app to scan the qr code sticker on your container. Alternatively, you can open the TPASC app or visit app.friendlier.ca  and input the alphanumeric qr code there.

Why scan? You get money back with every Friendlier container return. Scanning lets us know to reimburse your account!

STEP 4
RETURN

Drop your container off in a Friendlier collection bin at TPASC or any of our participating locations. Yes, any!

Friendly Container Depository pictureSTEP 5
COLLECT

Friendlier gives you money back when you scan and return your container. You’ll see it in your account 1-2 weeks after you dropped off your container. When it appears in your account, you have the option to deposit it through e-transfer or donate it to a featured charity.

HOW TO USE OSCAR SORT

SCAN

When you are finished with items, hold them up in front of the camera at the centralized recycling and reuse station inside the Food Court. Within 2 seconds, Oscar's screen will tell you which bin the item should be deposited in.

PUT IN PROPER BIN

Put the item in the proper bin and you’re on your way.