A trendsetter in environment
In 2016, the Beerfest successfully diverted from landfill 67% of the waste materials generated during the event, compared to 32% in 2014, crowning him winner in the ”Prevention / Reduction at the source” category at Les Vivats, Les prix Loto-Québec, rewarding the best green practices in the event scene in Quebec! In 2018, the Beerfest improved once again and diverted from landfill 71% of the waste materials. Thanks to a partnership with Enviro Éduc-Action, the 2019 Beerfest has been designed to maximize eco-responsibility.
Because every little bit helps
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.
Reusable Ecocup glass
As a festival-goer, you will receive a 10oz Ecocup plastic reusable glass. You will receive your glass at your entrance on site, and upon showing your admission ticket. Beer, cider and wine tastings will be served in your Ecocup. When leaving the venue, in order to be eco-responsible yourself, you will be encourager to deposit your glass in stations for this purpose.
Because every little bit helps!
A “straw-free” festival
To raise festivalgoers’ awareness about the overconsumption of plastic, the Beerfest has taken another eco-responsible step by officially banning plastic straws from the festival site since 2018. Straws are among the most consumed single-use plastic objects, and while their production and use cycle is short, their decay cycle is very long. In fact, plastic can take up to 450 years to decompose. This summer, join us in supporting the “straw free” movement!
Be green with us and take the bus to the Beerfest. Simply show your Beerfest ticket or bracelet to the driver of the STO when you board and your trip is free for the duration of the festival! Use the Plani-Bus to create your itinerary to the Place des Festivals Zibi.