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Remember to bring reusable eating utensils this Saturday to the DBIS International Food Fair!

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The DBIS International Food Fair is just around the corner, and this year, the school is aiming to make it greener than ever!

One of the highlights of the DB community calendar, the food fair brings together cuisines from all over the world, but as is the case with any large-scale event of this type, the potential effect on the environment from single-use items such as plates and cutlery is significant, and is something that the PTSA, school staff, students, parents and community groups are aiming to minimise.

Visitors are therefore asked to bring their own reusable eating utensils, cups, plates and napkins along with them to the event this Saturday, March 10. There will be so much scrumptiousness to sample you may even want to bring take-home containers. Menus will be made publicly available before the big day so you can assess exactly what you need to bring.

Alternatively, you will be able to rent plates, bowls, spoons and forks, and also buy recyclable cups at the event. These items can be returned to the washing station where you will receive your deposit back. They will then be reused for another happy customer.

In a statement to Around DB, a DBIS spokesperson said, “This ambitious plan is an essential element of the worldwide drive to reduce waste and promote sustainability and personal accountability. These issues are frequently highlighted both by the world press and by local groups such as Plastic Free Seas, DB Green and our own DBIS Eco-Committee.

“Our children are brought up surrounded by examples of environmental damage and messages of change, most recently through the magnificent efforts of two of their teachers, Jonny Haines and Tim Tait, whose 75-kilometre stand-up paddle and subsequent #thatsnotcoolhk campaign served to both raise awareness of the growing amount of plastic in our seas and raise funds to aid the efforts of Plastic Free Seas.

“Let’s support those messages and model the changes needed to ensure that our children have a healthy and beautiful environment in which to grow and prosper!”

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