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Ryerson Eats a winner in the 2021 OZZI Earth Day Contest

April 21, 2021
Green reusable to-go container and token on a black background.
We're the proud recipients of OZZI's 2021 international award

We’re proud to announce that Ryerson Eats has been selected as the international winner in the 2021 OZZI Earth Day Contest. Administered by our partners at OZZI, we were selected from 23 contest finalists who had provided a short testimonial, image or video demonstrating how our campus has been using OZZI’s reusable, O2GO containers to support our sustainability initiatives. As the international winner, we’ll receive 250 of the O2GO reusable containers. 

What is OZZI?

OZZI, external link is a sustainable, reusable to-go container system designed to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics and to-go containers. OZZI’s O2GO reusable containers are made of 100% recyclable plastic and can be used more than 300 times before they begin to degrade.

OZZI supports our commitment to sustainability, COVID-19 response

We first introduced reusable OZZI containers to the Hub Café in November 2019. Available to guests for a one-time fee of $6, their meals from the Hub Café would be served in a reusable, to-go container. When they finished their meal, visitors could return their empty OZZI containers to the OZZI collection machine and receive a token for their next visit. Containers returned to the collection machine are industrial washed by our staff before being reissued to guests.

Since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020, OZZI containers have been a critical tool in our efforts to keep our students and staff healthy and safe. With the opening of the Pitman Dining Hall in September 2020 for students living in residence, all meals in the dining hall have been served in OZZI containers to minimize the risk of cross contact and food contamination and reduce plastic waste. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the reusable OZZI container program, please email rueats@ryerson.ca