In 2016, the Beerfest successfully diverted from landfill 67% of the waste materials generated during the event, compared to 32% in 2014! Following the remarkable ecological success of the 2016 edition, and in partnership with Enviro Éduc’Action, the 2017 Beerfest has been designed to maximize eco-responsibility.
Since 2016, eco-responsible measures include providing exhibitors with reusable food and beverage containers and cutlery, in order to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill, increase our social responsibility, and reduce exhibitors’ costs for these materials. A team of volunteers takes care of washing and replenishing the dishes to the exhibitors, throughout the festival.
As well, blue recycling bins and composting stations are installed on the festival site so that you can practice your sorting technique! Beer, cider, spirits and wine samples will be served in a reusable plastic Ecocup glass. Festivalgoers are encouraged to return their cup when leaving the event so that it can be re-used next year.
Because every little bit helps!