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Vision: 2025 and Julie’s Bicycle launch Zero Waste Festivals Project

Vision: 2025 and Julie’s Bicycle are launching a project to deepen understanding about waste management and its impacts at outdoor festivals, and set the industry on a course to overall waste reduction, zero waste to landfill, and increased recycling rates.

The project will build on existing research and the roadmap set out in the Show Must Go On report, and will be steered by an industry working group representing key stakeholders such as festival organisers, waste management contractors, specialists, and industry organisations.

In the first phase of the project specialist consultancy Resource Futures will undertake research to understand better current practices impacts and opportunities, producing a report with recommendations. The research brief will be informed by an industry roundtable taking place in July.

In the second phase, the working group will consider how the report translates into action across the industry, and the development of a code of practice for resource and waste management.

The scope of this work is considering materials at ticketed greenfield outdoor festivals, ie. not human or liquid waste.

This work has been supported by the Dixon Foundation.

This news originally appeared in our July 2022 Vision: 2025 newsletter. Sign up to receive monthly event sustainability news, case studies and guest blogs direct to your inbox.