AHOI Sustainable
Business Program

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In the Gros Morne Region, a lot of business is driven by tourism with over 200,000 visitors coming to the national park each year. With a population of less than 4000 people, this ,....... . This creates an opportunity for businesses and municipalities across the region to ensure visitors have a sustainable experience within our communities, and the impacts that result are positive ones.

AHOI launched the pilot project for Gros Morne businesses in 2021. This program is part of the Zero Plastic Waste Initiative funding from ECCC, which allows us to focus on reducing unnecessary single-use plastics (SUP) in various areas of our economy and communities. One of our goals is to help the business sector in the Gros Morne region move towards reusable and compostable products. Businesses and operators have an opportunity to help reduce plastic waste by reducing its sale, distribution, and use. Together with the participating businesses, AHOI identify and sourced environmentally-friendly alternatives for the single-use products that they have been using.

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Stan Parsons, co-owner of The Merchant Warehouse in Woody Point serving take-out in compostable food containers. 

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Say something here about the program... 

About the variety of biz that signed up - and that they are all at different places with moving away from plastic products - ditching plastic. Every change and every step makes a difference! No change is too small!

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Laurie Haycock and ___, owners of Gros Morne Farm and Market in Norris Point, NL uses reusable and compostable products for their subscription boxes and produce stand.

Sustainable Business Tool Kit

AHOI has developed a guide to help you assess your plastic footprint, make adjustments for Covid-19, and implement waste solutions based on the needs of your business and demands of your business sector. Whether you own a coffee shop, a bed and breakfast, an outdoor adventure company, or a farmer & market, we’ve put together tailored solutions for each business sector with options that replace disposable plastics with sustainable alternatives!

 

This guide provides step-by-step strategies for businesses to provide sustainable service for its customers by reducing its plastic use and dependency! By phasing out single-use disposable plastics, we can keep plastics in the economy and out of our ocean! These solutions will add value to your business while making a positive impact in your community! 

 

Canada is committed to reducing waste and pollution that continues to enter our environment by shifting towards a circular economy. This national transition is happening and your business can lead the way!

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Spotlight on Businesses
In the AHOI Pilot Program
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Business Profile

AHOI collected a total of 355.5lbs of rope between May and Aug , 2021, which is approximately 5688 meters in length.

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Business Profile

AHOI collected a total of 355.5lbs of rope between May and Aug , 2021, which is approximately 5688 meters in length.

Businesses' Name 
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Business Profile

AHOI collected a total of 355.5lbs of rope between May and Aug , 2021, which is approximately 5688 meters in length.

Businesses' Name 
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Business Profile

AHOI collected a total of 355.5lbs of rope between May and Aug , 2021, which is approximately 5688 meters in length.

Businesses' Name 
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Business Profile

AHOI collected a total of 355.5lbs of rope between May and Aug , 2021, which is approximately 5688 meters in length.

Businesses and towns that ordered

Honourable Mentions to businesses and towns in the region who placed orders (where not in the program). 

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Want to learn more?
  • Listen to this Interview with CBC  (XX-minute mark).

  • Hear what sustainable business owners in Gros Morne have to say about making changes, at our 2022 Plastic Waste Reduction Summit (XX-mark).

  • Hear what a tourism institute, a coffee shop and a tour operator have to say about their experience with sustainable practices, at our 2021 Plastic Waste Reduction Summit.

  • Hear what doctors and research says about the safety of using reusables (during a pandemic), at the 2021 Plastic Waste Reduction Summit. 

  • Take a look at this news article about  AHOI's Sustainable Business Pilot Program

  • Read this Press Release about our program launch.

  • Contact us!​