Changing to Green
Since 2012, as well as recycling, the Foire Gourmande also been composting. The sorting of waste materials – even in the main tent – really makes the event stand out from others of its kind. This green initiative earned it a place amongst the finalists of the Loto-Québec prize for environmentally friendly events, “Les Vivats”, in 2012. This management of waste materials has been possible thanks to the volunteers at Groupe ÉCOcitoyens. According to GÉCO figures, in 2014, 2.2 tons of material were recovered (recycled and composted) out of a total of 3.9 tons of waste brought to the sorting point. In other words, that’s a recovery of 60% of all waste material.
Station de tri des déchets - Foire Gourmande