|Green Expo 2011|
Green Expo 2011, hosted by the Jamaica Conservation & Development Trust (JCDT), was held concurrently at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and the UDC's National Golf Academy from Thursday, June 9 to Sunday, June 12, 2011. JBDC/Things Jamaican participated in this event under the concept "From Waste to Profit". The focus was on highlighting the various ways that Jamaicans can use discarded products/materials to produce new, profitable products, thus turning "trash into cash".
The product mix included products made from waste and products made with predominantly natural ingredients such as:
The main attraction in the booth was the presentation of the banana fibre paper process. The display showed the steps involved in making the paper; from the extraction of the fibre from the trunk to the dyeing and pulping of the fibre, to the drying of the sheets. Examples of by-products were also displayed.
The TJ booth won "best message" from the Government agency category