Festival Insights NEWS: HebCelt’s ban on plastics wins government backing

by John Bownas
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UK: HebCelt Festival is banning single-use plastics from its site this year as it steps up a drive to make the event as environmentally friendly as possible.

The action – announced during Green Arts Day on March 14 – is the latest in a series of pioneering green initiatives adopted by the event and has won support from the Scottish Government, which has urged other events to follow the festival’s lead.

HebCelt banned plastic straws four years ago and in 2015 introduced re-usable, eco-cups in onsite bars to cut down on plastic waste.

Caterers at this year’s event, which will run from July 19 – 21 in Stornoway, have now been asked to serve soft drinks in paper cups and continue to use 100% biodegradable plates and cutlery which can be composted with organic waste.

The festival will also increase the number of ‘hydration stations’ on the site; supply free, bio-degradable…



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