I think we all know that we should be doing what we can to help our planet out environmentally. At Eclectic, we realize that having a business increases our environmental footprint & we are trying to find ways to reduce our impact.
Friendlier is a female led company based in Guelph Ontario. Friendlier's founders are engineers who have created a reusable container (100 usages on average) that can significantly reduce the single use takeout containers environmental impacts. We like all these things.
You order tasty, locally sourced food from us. You pay us a deposit on your Friendlier container. You eat & enjoy. Completed satisfied with your awesome choices, you rinse the container & bring it back to us.
Download the Friendlier app to your smartphone. Before dropping off your Friendlier container in our collection bin, scan the QR code on the container. That QR code works with the Friendlier app. The Friendlier app records the transaction.
Once the container has been received at the Friendlier state of the art sanitation facility, you will receive your deposit back. Containers are then sanitized & redistributed to further drive home the benefits of reusable containers.
Single use plastics are a big problem, we all know that. Even the biodegradable containers we currently use take significant natural resources & energy to create & all for a single use. Help us make a positive change!
We realize that switching to Friendlier packaging is a big change. But it's time for big changes. Are we asking you to join us in an effort to reduce single use products? Are we asking that you take a moment of inconvenience to rinse out & return Friendlier containers once you are done using them? Are we asking you to leave a deposit, just like beer cans & wine bottles, until Friendlier packaging is returned to their sanitation facility? Yes we are & we hope you can see the good that can come when we make positive changes in our world.
The system isn't perfect. Yes you can make an argument that there is still waste & environmental harm even with reusable products, but it is better. We'd love for you to head over to Friendlier.ca because they can do a way better job explaining the benefits then we can.
We'd like to point out that we do not make money off Friendlier products. We purchase the containers & pay the deposit amount per container up front to Friendlier. When you make a purchase you leave the same deposit amount to refund us. When you return the container, Friendlier will return the deposit to you. We anticipate switching to Friendlier will actually cost us money initially but this is a worthy investment in our collective future. Join us!
This dish is our spin on Chicken Marbella or as we call it in the café, Half Past Hen. We highly recommend you try this as it is an instant favorite around the café.
Just a quick reminder as well about our super exciting Valentine's day dinner menu. We are now taking reservations for Saturday February 11th (5:30-8pm). Have a look at our prix fixe menu, it's fantastic!
Reservations @ 705-330-0101