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Food & bio-waste-Cutlery Kits

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In festivals most of the food is given away in plastic containers and utensils which leads to a lot of waste. One way to reduce this waste could be to provide cutlery kits to the people when they participate in such events. This kit could contains utensils that are either bio degradable or can be reusable. People can take these kits along with them home where they can reuse it personally. Example of a kit will be a Lunch bag or a Tote Bag made out of recycled materials. This kit will include utensils that can either be edible or that can be reusable. It will also include reusable packing that can be used to pack leftover food instead of throwing it away. Many companies in UK are offering these products such as Green Tulip, Green Pioneer etc. The cost of these kits can be included in the price and information can be provided via the ticket about the reasons of implementing this and what they as an individual will be contributing towards the society.

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ABEER PERVAIZ
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  • Mostly the cost is of concern
    People might be reluctant to pay extra
    People might still throw them away in trash

    Yasmina Lembachar
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  • A potential solution to the cost issue would be making guests pay a deposit and return the items to the organiser or the producer. This would also give options to people who don't want to bring the utensils/containers/bags home with them and prevent additional waste down the line. Globelet provides a system to enable festivals and events to do just that for cups! http://www.globelet.com/

    How can this be improved?
    Yasmina Lembachar
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  • If the kits are reusable, festivals should also provide washing stations so people can clean their cutlery themselves, or people could return dirty knives and cups for clean ones?

    ABEER PERVAIZ
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  • Yes that was something I was thinking about as well as to how can they clean it up. Washing station sounds like a good idea. But then the washing station should be such that water is not wasted.