Bay News: Food and wine fest aims for zero waste

Zero waste goal

This year’s It! Bay of Islands Food and Wine Festival, to be held on Paihia’s Village Green on October 6, will be the first aiming to produce zero waste.

The event, which is now in its ninth year, typically draws about 2000 people for an afternoon of live music, competitions and food, all washed down with Northland-made craft beer, wine and cider.

The catch is, it also produces a small mountain of waste in the form of disposable plates, cutlery and cups.

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