Jennifer Gauthier / Metro
The PNE's director of corporate partnerships, Karen Massicotte, said the exhibition is aiming to reduce its landfill waste by 75 per cent by 2020.
Eating too many mini-doughnuts before a rollercoaster ride isn’t the only thing that will turn you green at the Pacific National Exhibition this summer.
The PNE is ramping up its environmental efforts this year with a pilot project to cut landfill waste by five per cent over two of the fair’s busiest weeks. But its target is more ambitious: slashing waste by 75 per cent in four years.
But except for a plethora of waste diversion stations throughout the park, most visitors probably won’t notice much of a change — but behind the scenes, sustainability “has kind of taken over,” said the exhibition’s corporate partnerships director Karen Massicotte. “You see a little bit of it everywhere.”