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Policy aims to reduce market waste

Nelson’s farmer market vendors will be converting to compostable or washable dishware in a move aimed to drastically reduce waste.

Lauren Andres is a waste reduction educator with the West Kootenay EcoSociety.

She bikes a waste management station after the market events.

Andres says the new policy mandating the new dishware is a good start, but the real difference will come when people change their habits.

She suggests market-goers pack their own reusable cups and containers.

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