Glossary for restaurants

Before you begin the reporting process, get up to date on key concepts by consulting the glossary for restaurants.

Methodology to facilitate the reporting process

It is important to explain the methodology used to collect or estimate your data as part of the reporting process. In this section, you will find everything you need to develop your own work methodology.

Use the dedicated page in the ECO-D online reporting portal to detail your methodology.

Methodological steps

  • List all the products sold during the reporting year.
  • Determine those responsible for each product
  • For take-out, drive-through and delivery food orders, you must include all the containers, packaging and printed matter related to your products and those for which you are the first supplier in Québec. Identifiez les composantes de chaque type de repas visées.
  • Identify the components of each type of designated food order.

– For example, for pizza delivery, report the weight of the pizza box, pizza saver that prevents the box from touching the top of the pizza, receipt given to the consumer and all other designated materials.

– For example, for take-out rotisserie chicken, report the weight of the box, plastic tie around the box (if applicable), aluminum foil, polystyrene tray, sauce and salad containers and lids, disposal utensil packaging and all other designated materials.

  • Include the materials added at the point of sale. For example: receipts and invoices, shopping bags, promotional material, leftover bags, etc.
  • Include all marketing-related printed matter. For example: take-out menus and leaflets, inserts, envelopes (packaging) for gift cards, etc.
  • List the products distributed free of charge at special and promotional events.
  • If you sell or order food products under your brand (in grocery stores or at the restaurant): – List all the products sold under your brand in the reference year; – Determine those responsible for each product.
  • Indicate the data sources used to complete your report. For example: real unit weight determined manually or provided by the manufacturer, supplier or printer.

 

Deductions

  • All containers, packaging and printed matter consumed and disposed of on site.
  • Returns on orders
  • All refundable containers. For example: soft drink containers, etc.
  • Containers identified by a brand owned by a company with a place of business in Québec (e.g. soft drink cups).
  • Containers and packaging meant for a final consumer that is an industrial, commercial or institutional establishment.
  • Describe your activities and products and list the number of restaurants or establishments you operate in Québec.
  • Mention the changes since the last report.

Explain any considerable variations between the current quantities you are reporting and those included in the last report.

For example:
– Increase or decrease in sell
– launch of new products
– restaurant openings or closings;
– acquisition or sale of banners
– reduction in packaging
– implementation of new measures
– change in materials

Reporting the containers, packaging and printed matter you put on the market in Québec each year can be a time-consuming exercise. But the right tools make it easier!

Examples of designated materials to include in your report

Takeout
Produits : À classifier dans :

Food and beverage containers 

– Other plastics, polymers and polyurethane
– Ecpanded polystyrene – food packaging or non-expanded polystyrene
– Paper laminants
– Corrugated cardboard
– PET containers
– Other aluminium containers and packaging

Bags

– HDPE, LDPE plastic shopping bags
– Kraft paper shopping bags

Printed matter
Produits : À classifier dans :

Sales slips 

– Other printed matter

Advertising material
Produits : À classifier dans :

Delivery menus

– Other printed matter

Advertising inserts, flyers and coupons

– Newsprint inserts and circulars

Toys
Produits : À classifier dans :

Plastic bags

– Plastic HDPE and LDPE films

Hassle-free reporting

Examples of containers, packaging and printed matter made up of several materials subject to a fee

Some containers, packaging and printed matter raise a few questions. In what material class should I report the bottlecap, label or lid? A picture is worth a thousand words!

Common errors by restaurants

Some containers, packaging and printed matter raise a few questions. In what material class should I report the bottlecap, label or lid? A picture is worth a thousand words!

You generate less than 15 TM of designated materials or your revenue is in the $1M and $2M range?