Skip to main content

Reusable Takeout Container: TYME Fast Food

TYME Fast Food, out of NYC, is the brainchild of Phil Winser of Fat Radish and former Burger King executive Felipe Hallot. TYME is kept simple; vegetarian, low overhead by only having kiosks and vending machine type locations and a clean and transparent recyclable jar for all of their offerings. And that's TYME's strongest attribute, for a fast food establishment they have a reusable package that they don't want to be ignored. A striking contrast to Burger Kings packaging that is meant to be discarded ASAP, TYME wants you to take notice of it, keep it, repurpose it, take pics of it, or return it while you make your next purchase.

What's the deal with TYME's packaging?


When customers are done with their meals they can return empty containers to any of TYME's locations and customers will get $1 off their next jar. This is an easy way to encourage customers to keep coming back.



Why Plastic? - TYME says that they will eventually stop the use of plastic packaging. Until then, they've opted to use a durable plastic for multiple uses. To keep it out of the waste stream, TYME has created a returnable container program where they've incentivize customers who return the jar.

TYME uses compostable forks and will ensure those are composted, along with any left over food, "So pack them in the jar too".

TYME promotes the reuse of jars with their #JarLife campaign. Customers share their creations and tag them with #jarlife




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The State Of Resuables - Zero Waste Business Review

Spring has sprung and so have the projects at SJMC :) A Few Highlights Before We Go Into This Months Zero Waste Business Review...
I'm very proud to announce that SJMC has been chosen to provide Mainstem Malt with Sustainability Management Services. The main goal will be to develop the internal systems necessary to achieve B Corp Certification status. Mainstem brings malt users the ability to purchase locally malted grains from family farmers with a conservation ethic, which helps to relocalize of grain economies. Check them out at mainstemmalt.com





SJMC has launched online sales of the Bin Calibration Form. This was recently only available to my customers but I've been able to come up with a way to keep it broad enough to accommodate most businesses needs and help them identify their true bin service requirements. Check it out if you want to right-size your bin!



A project that I've not yet talked about in the ZW Biz Review is Dream Zero, a reusable cup rental business I recent…

TRUE Zero Waste Certification

GBCI’s TRUE Zero Waste certification program is used by facilities to define, pursue and achieve their Zero Waste goals, cutting their carbon footprint, supporting public health and reducing operational costs.

The certification goes beyond diversion numbers and focuses on the upstream policies and practices that make Zero Waste successful in any organization and beyond. TRUE certified spaces are environmentally responsible, more resource efficient and help turn waste into savings and additional income streams.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SJMC'S TRUE SERVICE PACKAGES

Benefits? TRUE certified facilities: Save money - Waste is a sign of inefficiency and the reduction of waste reduces costs.Progress faster - A zero waste strategy improves upon production processes and environmental prevention strategies, which can lead to larger, more innovative steps.Support sustainability - A zero waste strategy supports the three P’s – people, planet and profit.Improve material flows - A zero waste strategy us…

The on-going history of US Zero Waste Business Council

The U. S. Zero Waste Business Council (USZWBC) has seen a lot of changes through time and especially the past year where it has become an integrated part of a more international group of programs administered by the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) under the newly branded name TRUE Zero Waste.