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The Sustainable Materials and Waste Toolkit – Webinar

Following the launch of the Sustainable Materials & Waste Management Toolkit for Festivals at the Association of Independent Festivals, 1st Feb, 2024. This webinar introduces the 10 step process that the Toolkit presents and walks you through the resources and tools available along the way. Hosted by Richard Philips, Climate Change Specialist for the Music Industry at Julie’s Bicycle & Chris Johnson, Chair of Vision: 2025.

Background: The Toolkit is part of an ongoing industry project led by Vision: 2025 and Julie’s Bicycle focused on improving waste management practices at festivals.

The project, called Towards Zero Waste Festivals (TZWF), was born out of the findings of Vision: 2025’s annual Event Industry Green Survey, which has consistently shown that sustainable materials and waste management is a priority for festival organisers, and a key challenge. The first step of the TZWF project was research into the challenges and opportunities in the outdoor events sector, led by Vision: 2025, Julie’s Bicycle and specialist waste consultancy, Resource Futures.

This culminated in the report: Towards Zero Waste Festivals: Overcoming Current Challenges in Sustainable Waste Management at UK Greenfield Events (March 2023).  Vision:2025 produced a second resource looking specifically at waste legislation in the UK: Festival Industry Materials and Waste Briefing: Current UK Legislation, Guidance, Greenwashing Checklist and Future Insights (April 2023).