FOAM-FREE SURREY VAISAKHI!
JOIN US FOR OUR SECOND YEAR CAMPAIGNING FOR A FOAM-FREE VAISAKHI
APRIL 20, 2019
WHY A FOAM-FREE VAISAKHI?
In 1981, the first Surrey Vaisakhi Parade had 30,000 attendees. The foam used then, is still sitting our landfills and will stay there for generations. That is from just ONE day. In 2007, nearly 9 tonnes (of which a large portion was foam waste) was generated by 150,000 attendants at the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade. This year, it is expected that over 500,000 people will attend Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade. As many as 2-3 million foam items could be served at the parade to the 500,000 people attending.
How much foam is discarded in Surrey’s Vasaikhi Parade, over the years.
Let’s go foam-free! Help our planet and say no to foam.
Use compostable or recyclable food serving products.
WE NEED A FOAM-FREE VAISAKHI
LET’S REACH 100% BIODEGRADABLE TABLEWARE FOR SURREY VAISAKHI BY 2022!
Sugarcane, the sustainable option
Sugarcane (or similar compostable and sustainable) products decompose in approximately 3-6 months. Sugarcane stalk can be regrown every year, which makes it a better and a more sustainable option compared to paper plates from trees which take years to regrow and replenish.