A Circular Solution: Addressing the Single-Use Plastic Crisis

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2023

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lecture by:
Kayli Dale

The single-use packaging industry is in crisis as countries, including Canada, enforce bans. By 2050, more plastic than fish is expected in the ocean, largely due to single-use food packaging. The root cause of the problem with single-use is the linear supply chain on which it is based. By redesigning the supply chain to create circularity, traditional waste can become an input stream and the environmental impact of the packaging industry can be significantly reduced. Kayli Dale will share her inspiring journey of launching a business to address this crisis, from graduating in April 2020 to scaling a cleantech venture during the pandemic.

About The Lecturer

Kayli Dale

Kayli Dale is the co-founder and CEO at Friendlier, a high-growth venture on a mission to eliminate single-use packaging waste. She founded Friendlier after graduating from Chemical Engineering in 2020 to combine her passion for technology, sustainability, and entrepreneurship. Friendlier has quickly grown to support the largest food service companies in Canada, and Kayli was recently honoured on Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social Impact.