Vision: 2025’s recently launched Toward Zero Waste Festivals Report identified a knowledge gap amongst event organisers about waste regulations and what to ask contractors. In response, the Vision: 2025 team have written a briefing: ‘Festival Industry Materials and Waste‘, published this week, which explains regulations, contractor requirements and new information about the UK plastics ban (2023), furniture classified as hazardous waste, and the new challenge of disposing of electronic vapes. Below Chris Johnson, Chair of Vision: 2025 and lead author of the Waste Briefing, sets the context:
“Waste has been identified as one of the top three sustainability priorities by event organisers in the annual Industry Green Survey each year for seven years running. Vision: 2025 has recently launched the report Toward Zero Waste Festivals: Overcoming current challenges in sustainable waste management at UK greenfield events (March 2023).
It provides a detailed picture of waste challenges experienced by event organisers, insights into future trends and legislative change, and outlines recommendations for events and the industry to make progress on sustainable waste management.
The report also identified a knowledge gap amongst event organisers about waste regulations and what to ask contractors. The waste briefing, published this week on the vision website resources hub, seeks to help to address this.
As part of this work, a comprehensive briefing has been prepared to help event organisers fully understand the current legislative landscape for waste, what to ask waste management contractors, and the key changes on the horizon. The briefing incudes new information about the UK plastics ban (2023), furniture classified as hazardous waste, and the new challenge of disposing of electronic vapes.”