Eco-friendly changes coming to MUHC cafeterias and restaurants

Legislation banning certain single-use plastic items in restaurants and other food establishments in Montreal comes into effect on March 28, 2023. A similar ban by the federal government takes effect in December. The MUHC supports these steps to reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills. 

Bring your own cutlery 

Beginning March 28, single-use plastic utensils; e.g. knives, forks and spoons, will no longer be available in our cafeterias or restaurants. We encourage you to bring in your own cutlery. Please clean them at home and not in the washroom. For your convenience, you can purchase a reusable utensil kit that includes 1 metal fork, 1 metal knife and 1 metal spoon, from the cafeteria for $7.40 plus tax. Wooden compostable utensils will also be available at a cost of $0.10 each plus tax. Food services will provide metal cutlery for those using cafeteria dishes and eating in the cafeteria.

Our cafeterias are going greener 

All single-use plastic items such as food containers, drink cups, straws, and stir sticks, will be replaced by eco-friendly products or eliminated starting March 28 in order to comply with the municipal by-law.

The shift toward sustainable food packaging and reusable cutlery allows us to transition from harmful single-use plastics to more eco-friendly options. It might take some getting used to, but it’s a step in the right direction. 

Thank you for your cooperation.