In all of its activities, the Festival Kompa Zouk Toronto team is proud to green the festival FKZO and Maximize Recycling – Valorize organic materials.
By encouraging the understanding and engagement of employees, partners and suppliers in sustainable development issues.
By ensuring that the sustainable development initiatives implemented are followed and verified.
Water: We encourage everyone to bring and use his or her own refillable water bottles. In case you forgot your water bottle, there will be FKZO eco-thermos water bottles for sale (at a very reasonable price) in the FKZO Sales & Information Tent. City Water is cheap (about $0.13 per litre to the taxpayer) whereas imported bottled water can cost up to $4.00 per litre! It has been estimated that Canadian municipalities are dealing with a waste management crisis and our landfills cannot support the amount of garbage generated by the bottled water industry. According to a recent Toronto Sun article, “as few as 50 percent of the water bottles Torontonians consume everyday are actually being recycled. That means as many as 65 million empty plastic water bottles per year end up as garbage in a landfill waste site.”
In some communities the percentage of bottled water ending up in landfills can be as high as 80 percent.
Shopping Bags: We encourage everyone to bring their own reusable shopping bags to reduce the amount of energy used to make single use plastic bags. In case you forgot your shopping bags, there will be FKZO eco-shopping bags for sale (at a very reasonable price) in the FKZO Sales & Information Tent.