Go Foam Free!
HELP US TO ELIMINATE FOAM AND POLYSTYRENE PRODUCTS
BY REPLACING THEM WITH BIODEGRADABLE ALTERNATIVES!
MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
FOAM AND OTHER EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE (XPS) AND PLASTIC PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN ESTIMATED TO FILL UP AS MUCH AS 30% OF LANDFILL SPACE AND WILL LIKELY NOT DECOMPOSE, REQUIRING MORE LAND FOR REFUSE LIKE THIS. USING SUSTAINABLE AND COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS IS A SOLUTION THAT IS CRITICAL IF WE ARE TO SAFEGUARD OUR PLANET FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.LET’S MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE.
SUGARCANE vs. FOAM
Foam takes 500+ years to decompose. Sugarcane only takes 3-6 months!
CHOOSING SUSTAINABLE AND COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS IS CHOOSING A HEALTHIER PLANET
BE PART OF THE SOLUTION
Total Styrofoam We KEPT OUT of Landfills
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In the Media
Two Surrey siblings have a simple, but powerful vision for what they’ve dubbed a “Foam-Free Vaisakhi.”
It’s a move they estimate could divert as many as two to three million foam items from ending up in the landfill this year alone.
“We want all the vendors to think about using different kinds of materials for the food serving,” explained Baljit Singh Sabharwal, noting 200 vendors are expected at this year’s celebration. “We’re looking at getting away from foam. No foam, no plastic – let’s go to sugarcane.”
Two brothers from Surrey are hoping businesses and families who serve up free food at this year’s Vaisakhi parade find alternatives to Styrofoam to cut down on the waste headed to the landfill.
With two weeks to go before the celebration, Bal and Sarj Sabharwal have begun putting posters up along the parade route to draw attention to their campaign, which has the goal of eliminating Styrofoam waste from the event within five years
Gulzar Nanda’s father began serving food at Vancouver’s Vaisakhi parade 10 years ago, ladling chickpea curry onto disposable plates on the sidewalk outside his Main Street jewelry shop as the procession rolled past.
The tradition has grown with the crowds at the annual Punjabi harvest celebration. On Saturday, Nanda was preparing to serve more than 3,000 plates of curry, as well as pickled onions and puri.