Festival organisers need to work with their waste contractors to see what facilities are in their area to see what is practical. If there is an in-vessel composter, then all traders need strict guidelines on what compostable packaging can be accepted. The food waste bin will need to be clearly labelled and audiences communicated with clearly. But festivals shouldn’t shy away from going reusable either. Shambala has been leading the way with phasing out single-use coffee cups and this year they ae trialling reusable plates and cutlery.
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