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Jamaica Food and Drink Festival Goes Bioplastics

Jamaica Food and Drink Festival (JFDF) will focus on reducing its environmental footprint and will use bioplastics foodware.

The food will be served on biodegradable plates supplied by IngenBio, distributors of certified compostable foodware.

IngenBio’s compostable products break down into soil under the right environmental conditions and can actually improve the nutrient content of soil.

These materials are surprisingly sturdy; while some even look and feel like plastic, they are in fact made from natural materials.

To ensure the foodware is disposed of properly, the National Solid Waste Management Authority agreed to compost the items at their compost facility.

The biodegradable plates and cutlery will be made from natural materials like sugarcane and corn fibres, which naturally break down in the environment or in a compost heap within four to six months.

This is in line with the Jamaican Government’s move to ban plastic bags, straws and styrofoam.

What is JFDF?

For one week in October, depart from the ordinary to experience Jamaica’s most talented chefs, masters and wine and spirit experts at the 4th annual Jamaica Food & Drink Festival. Taking place over 9 days in the heartbeat of the island, Kingston comes alive, serving its distinct grit and urban edge, with fusions of local and international cuisine.

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