New guide for plastic reduction at festivals released
This week the RAW Foundation released its free festival guide – The Making Waves Guide to Plastic-Free Festivals and Events. Launched at the Green Events and Innovations Conference by A Greener Festival on March 6th, the guide focuses on educating industry stakeholders on how to move towards sustainable consumption.
The RAW Foundation state that “our personal and collective choices have been altering the planet for thousands of years and now our expanding population and the global spread of consumerism mean that our ecological impact has never been more critical than it is today.” This phenomenon has historically been just as prevalent on the festival scene as it is in everyday life, and that’s why the RAW Foundation – along with Kambe Events and other partners – are trying to do something about it.
The free guide is aimed at anyone who’s involved in the organisation side of festivals, no matter what size or type their event is. It runs through the consequences that have come from the use of plastics at UK events and offers practical advice for change. The guide includes:
• Clear facts about plastics • Information on plastics at festivals • An action plan checklist • Inspirational case studies and tips • Links to useful resources
Click on the image on the right to download the guide.