UK: Festival Republic has announced a laundry list of environmental improvements it will be rolling out across all of its events this year.
The promoter has joined forces with the Greenpeace events team again this year to help festival-goers stem the tide of plastic pollution. All plastic bottles bought at Festival Republic festivals have a refundable deposit. The scheme started with water bottles in 2009 and has now expanded to cover all plastic drinks bottles, to encourage festival-goers to return these items for recycling.
Last year Greenpeace volunteers at festivals collected over 380,000 plastic bottles and thousands of signatures for the Greenpeace petition, now signed by around 337,000 members of the public who back a deposit return scheme. The petition was handed as a ‘message in a bottle’ to environment secretary Michael Gove in advance of his announcement that the government will roll out a…
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