With the implementation of several new programs, the St. John’s Farmers’ Market (SJFM) is now a more sustainable space – and a new “waste audit” completed by the Multi-Materials Stewardship Board (MMSB) confirms it.
The vendors and consumers who make up the St. John’s Farmers’ Market cooperative have spoken loud and clear about their desire to minimize waste. This year, the SJFM has launched several new programs to make that happen.
- A switch from Styrofoam to paper food containers
- Waste diversion stations for recyclable, organic waste, and garbage
- Contracting Island Compost to collect organic waste every Saturday
- The SJFM produces an estimated 4000 lbs of waste per season
- The SJFM is already diverting over half of its waste (54%) through recycling and composting.
- There is still room for improvement