We recycled an incredible 68% of our waste in 2017, so thank you for everyone who used the recycling points in the campsites and the three bin system in the main arena. Let’s beat that this year!
ZERO WASTE CAMPSITES
You can be a recycling champion in your camp!
When your bags are full bring them to the NiftyBin Recycling Points for your chance to win 2 x free tickets for next year, merch, or Co-op vouchers to use at home! A member of the F.B.I (Festival Bin Inspectors) can help you separate them out into all the different materials to learn about Zero Waste philosophy.
Gold: A chance to win 2 x festival tickets next year – For all the recycling champions out there! Bring back your green bag of mixed recyclables and clear bags to sort into the different NiftyBins. Take Lids off bottles, empty all liquids and remove soft plastics to become a real gold recycler.
Silver: A chance to win a merch bundle – bring back your full green and clear bag to sort at the NiftyBins.
Bronze: A chance to win Co op tokens to use off site– bring back any bag (you could reuse your shopping bags), unwanted camping equipment or food to the recycling points.
Our dedicated FBI agents (festival bin inspectors) will be chatting with everyone in the campsites about our recycling initiatives so look out for them and say hey.
Green bag – Paper, card, cans, food tins, tetra packs, cartons, plastic bottles, general plastic containers, newspapers, cardboard, beer cases.
Clear bag – crisp packets, plastic bags, straws, wet wipes and other bits of soft plastics.
VOLUNTEER AS A NIFTY BIN ZERO WASTE AGENT
The FBI need you as an agent of awareness in music festivals across the UK and Ireland this summer! Are you eco-minded? A Jedi recycler? Then join the Niftybins Zero-waste Agents. Our FBI (Festival Bin Inspector) events are Download, Latitude, Reading, Rize and Electric Picnic. Volunteer six hours a day for four days at the festival and help a great environmental cause.
Contact us today by emailing [email protected], we would love to hear from all you Eco Warriors.
THREE BIN SYSTEM
We run a three-bin system at the festival, which means every bin station in the campsite and main arena will be formed by 3 bins:
COMPOST – When you buy food from the traders, everything your food comes in is compostable so plates, cutlery and napkins can be placed in the compost bins along with the food scraps. Please make sure NO PLASTIC goes into the compost.
RECYCLE – Plastic bottles, aluminium cans, newspapers, magazines and clean and dry cardboard (no used greasy pizza boxes as these do not recycle).
GENERAL WASTE – There should be minimal left over that goes into General Waste.
FESTIVAL GREEN MACHINE
Green Machine’s ethos is simple, “To contribute to sustainability and minimize landfill at all events whilst giving accessibility and equality to disabled and disadvantaged people”. Green Machine provide us with hard working and fun volunteers who support our sustainability team in reducing waste and spreading the message to the public about recycling at our music festivals.
BIN YOUR BUTTS
Every butt has to be picked up by hand, so it would be awesome if you did not flick your cigarette and put it out before you bin it.