Sustainability policy

Broadstairs Food Festival takes place on the clifftop that borders one of the busiest waterways in Europe, with cargo, passenger and pleasure boats using the seaways.


Plastic is a growing problem in our rivers and sea - so the festival is introducing steps to limit the waste we generate.


The Festival is, and has always been, committed to responsible food sourcing, reducing food miles and maintaining welfare standards. This year, we are striving still further to increase our sustainability and beginning the journey to becoming a small part of the solution and not a bigger part of the problem.

This year with our traders help, the Festival will be reducing use of single use plastics and moving towards 100% use of compostable cutlery, cups, plates and packaging.

We are working on a plan to provide recyclable 'glasses' for all drink consumption on site. More news on that nearer the time. Visitors can play their part by bringing cotton / recycled bags to the event. 

These may be small steps initially but we need everyone’s help to achieve a positive change. Please note, we always welcome feedback on what we are doing and how it affects you, as well as new ideas.

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