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FORK ON THE ROAD

We help restaurants transition from hard to recycle single-use plastics

The federal government of Canada has announced its plan to ban single-use plastic items, finalizing regulations by the end of 2021. Restaurants now face a countdown to replace plastic checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, cutlery, and food ware made from hard-to-recycle plastics.

 

The Role We Play

 
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Fork On The Road promotes dialogue between industry stakeholders and provides a digital platform to share challenges, ideas, and solutions. Get in touch if you are interested in being part of the transition.

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FOOD SERVICE

Anticipate proposed bans and legislation; understand the role restaurants play in shaping the new circular economy.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT

Connect with restaurants to share technological advantages and educate stakeholders on end of life material management.

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SUPPLIERS AND MANUFACTURERS

Connect with restaurants looking for solutions that align with the upcoming legislation and highlight sustainable product lines.

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ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

Educate stakeholders on the current and future impacts of food ware materials; share advocacy work that shapes government decisions.

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SUSTAINABILITY
CONSULTANTS

Connect with restaurants looking for one-on-one support.

About Us

VISION

All restaurants in Canada have sustainable packaging solutions.

MISSION

To equip restaurants in Canada with the knowledge and resources to transition from harmful to sustainable food packaging solutions.

 

VALUES

Sustainability • Integrity • Transparency

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Meet The Team

The passionate team driving the change

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LEONARDO TENAN

Founder & Director

Enjoying a restaurant meal is a joyous experience that has been tainted by a lingering taste of concern. Disposal of single-use items is a growing concern for Canadians. I founded Fork On The Road to bridge the sacred experience of eating and the growing public awareness and respect for our planet.

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JASON AINSWORTH

Project Manager

Jason has enjoyed multiple roles for over 25 years and is always on the lookout for a situation that can be improved. He joined FOTR because most restaurateurs are small business owners who deserve a helping hand. "I want to do things that I am categorically proud of - the kind of win-win stuff you love talking about at family parties. My work with FOTR gives me that."

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MINU MATHEW

Communication Lead

Minu is a global communication and content leader who joined FOTR to fulfil her sustainability ambitions. In her own words, "it was FOTR's laser-sharp vision to do something very tangible and measurable that drew me."

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SHUCHI TUTEJA

Researcher and Environmental Specialist

Shuchi, an enthusiastic environmental professional holds a master's degree in Environmental Science. She joined FOTR to contribute to a sustainable future. In her own words, "I joined FOTR as I was driven by its sustainability vision to help restaurants reduce their plastic footprint and stem the tide of plastic pollution."

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JANMEJAY

IT Manager

Janmejay is passionate about the digital ecosystem and helped build this website. "I like to help the community and give back to society using my skills. I have joined FOTR so that someday turtles may swim freely."

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NIMI NAIR

Treasurer

Nimi has a financial services background and believes it's time we realize the immense value of our planet and nurture it. She joined FOTR for its targeted approach and intent to educate, empower and provide sustainable packaging solutions to the restaurant industry as it navigates its role in conserving our beloved "Earth".

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PERLA JAURJI

Community Development Manager

Perla is an English teacher who became interested in learning more about recycling cannabis packaging and everyday waste management during her earlier experience in the industry. She joined FOTR to directly address the root cause of single-use plastic items wreaking havoc on our planet. A bonus for her is working alongside a passionately diverse team and the restaurant industry which is near and dear to her heart.

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AMRITA

Project Manager

Amrita is a multi-lingual passionate storyteller and strategist, helping organizations attain an equitable and sustainable future. She volunteers with women’s organizations and is now devoting her time to FOTR to bring about a sustainable change through community partnerships.

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JEN LI

Graphic Designer

Jen Li is a graphic designer enhancing the communication initiatives for FOTR's vision. She believes in a healthy relationship with our food without causing necessary waste to our ecosystems.

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SOFIYA

Social Media Coordinator

A high school teacher for adults, Sofiya is an environmentalist who volunteers for a variety of eco-focused projects. She was recognized as one of Canada's Top 25 Under 25 Environmentalists in 2018. Having led and participated in many shoreline clean-ups, she has a visceral connection to nature and has seen firsthand the damage that plastic waste can cause. She is excited to help FOTR carry out the important mission of supporting restaurants in reducing waste and restoring the planet's health.