Changing to Green

The Foire gourmande de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Northeastern Ontario has been committed to sustainable development for several years. It particularly stands out in terms of waste management. Indeed, since 2012, a composting system has been in place, in addition to the sorting of residual materials directly from the garbage bars installed throughout the marquee. This shift had earned them a place as a finalist for the Loto-Québec prizes for responsible events “Les Vivats” in 2012.

From the 2023 edition, all tableware used during the event must be compostable. Plates, utensils, and glasses must be compostable or reusable. This movement is part of the Foire gourmande’s desire to be a green and sustainable event, which is why encouraging exhibitors to use compostable tableware greatly reduces the amount of waste produced.

The sorting of residual materials is possible thanks to volunteers and the Groupe ÉCOcitoyens (GÉCO). According to the 2019 eco-balance produced by the GECO, no less than 79% of the materials generated by the event were recovered (38% recycling, 41% compost). That's huge for an event that serves food! In 2015, it was 48%.

In total, 3,599 kg of residual materials were produced on average over five years by the event. This trend is decreasing.

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Station de tri des déchets - Foire Gourmande


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