We will achieve zero waste to landfill for the 2021 event.
There will be public recycling bins on site for customers to segregate their waste – we then have the means of segregating waste on site. This is then further sorted off site to be recycled.
In addition to the cans, bar cups and dry mixed recycling – back of house, the event will also be recycling trader food waste, glass, and timber.
Plastic serve-ware is banned at all food trader stands – all food packaging and cutlery is compostable.
Leave No Trace policy – every single item dropped in the grass is picked up by our litter team.
Stage effects – must be biodegradable. A specific overnight litter picking team will be booked to fine pick the areas around the stage to ensure any stage effect paper / streamers are collected.
The event has banned plastic glitter so this can not be bought on site. Customers can wear their own glitter when they arrive on site, but cannot bring any bottles / packets of glitter to site. Customers can purchase Mighty Hoopla biodegradable eco glitter on site.
In previous years, the organisers would usually order 2 – 3 pallets of plastic bottled drinking water for the crew and contractors. This year, in order to eliminate the single use plastics on site – the organisers have invested in branded reusable water bottles to give to the crew and contractors, which can be refilled at the water points on site.
The organisers have branded reusable water bottles for customers to buy from the merchandise stand.
We work with our power providers to maximise efficiency, monitor energy use, minimise emissions and prevent pollution.
Local community engagement is key to delivering the events. The organisers work year round alongside local stakeholders and the local communities in charge of Brockwell Park who are consulted throughout the planning stages and the events
Management plans around Noise, Traffic, Ingress and Egress are developed to minimise impact of these on the surrounding residents. We work closely with the local authority’s environmental protection teams to produce the events at agreed sound levels. Specialist acoustic consultants are hired to monitor sound levels throughout the event to ensure these levels are adhered to.
A dedicated Community Liaison Manager is based on site to assist with any queries from local residents during the event build/derig and event dates.
As part of the events’ commitment to the local community, opportunities are provided for a range of local businesses, operators, suppliers and performance content.
Community Fund – money is given to local community groups inside the park and those outside the park directly impacted by the event to invest in local ecology, sustainability and social outreach projects.
The event sets aside an allocation of tickets for local residents which are allocated on a ballot basis, selected at random.
Employment and training opportunities are provided for local colleges and universities.
We’re doing our best to reduce our environmental impact and hope you will join us in our efforts. Here are a few tips to make your visit more environmentally friendly:
Use public transport, walking and biking to reduce your carbon footprint. Get directions here Use TFL’s Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk
Bring a reusable water bottle instead of single use plastics. There will be lots of drinking water points available on site for you to refill.
Use biodegradable glitter! If you are buying in advance to wear to the festival we suggest: discoverbioglitter.com, discodustlondon.com, the-mermaid-cave.co.uk, wildglitter.com
Help us increase our recycling rate by adhering to the recycling system and placing all waste and recyclables into the correct designated bins which are signposted throughout the site. If you aren’t sure where to put something, please ask!
Bin your butts. Every butt has to be picked up by hand, so please use the bins provided.
Use only as many disposable items (e.g., paper towels, napkins, utensils) as you need.
Please respect the neighbourhood and our neighbours by leaving the event quickly and quietly.