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Plastic-free festival guide launches

Bid to raise awareness of the real impact of plastic pollution

By James Drury on 07 Mar 2018

Rockenheim festival litter

Plastic litter is a major issue at music festivals

As part of a major campaign to help festival and events organisers reduce plastics at their events, a practical guide on how to become plastic-free was launched at the Green Events & Innovations Conference 2018, organised by A Greener Festival. 

Described as a “call to arms to play a leadership role on this pressing global issue”, the second edition of the Plastic-Free Festival Guide includes expert advice on what steps can be taken to take action at events.

Published by the Raw Foundation in partnership with the UK’s Shambala festival, it includes practical tips on how to cut plastic out of events, plus information to promote sustainable re-use solutions and improve recycling practice.

With a million plastic bottles bought around the world every minute, and some predictions claiming by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, the urgency to take action on plastic pollution is pressing.

Among those events taking action is the UK’s Bestival, which has banned all plastic straws. Bestival founder Rob da Bank says his fellow members of the Association of Independent Festivals have also pledged to join the Final Straw campaign.


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