• Posted on February 1st, 2024

Sustainable Materials and Waste Management Toolkit for Festivals

Different types of waste disposal at a music festival

Vision: 2025 and Julie’s Bicycle launched a Sustainable Materials and Waste Management Toolkit for Festivals at AIF Congress, Bristol. This Toolkit provides practical step-by-step guidance and resources for those responsible for waste management at greenfield festivals.

The Towards Zero Waste Festivals Project

This 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.

The Toolkit resources include:

  • Practical checklists to monitor and review actions being taken
  • Templates for developing policies and other documents specific to your festival
  • Tips providing guidance on specific elements of waste management.
  • External Links
  • The Toolkit is structured around 10 steps. For each step there is a description of actions and links to the relevant resources in the Toolkit.