Waste has become a problem and as humanity becomes more and more aware of what we need to do to save our planet, the times are changing. Festival waste has always been an issue but just like the world in general, they’re also changing. Now Bloodstock can add themselves to the ranks looking to encourage festival goers to change.
Following on from 2018’s ‘Drastic On Plastic’ initiative, this year Bloodstock are committing to the ‘Bloodstock Goes Greener’ campaign! This year they aim to recycle at least 50% of the festival’s waste and send nothing at all to landfill. They’re encouraging everyone to say a big ‘NO’ to single use tents and plastics on site and they hope to completely eradicate single use plastics at Bloodstock by 2020 as well as lower Bloodstock’s carbon footprint as a whole by 2021.
Their initial 6-point plan for 2019 runs as follows:
1 – RECYCLABLE BRANDED BLOODSTOCK CUPS ACROSS ALL BARS – Bloodstockers to pay a one-off sum of £2 for a recyclable BLOODSTOCK-branded plastic cup which can be used across all bars. The added bonus is that you’ll have a souvenir to take home too.
2 – RECYCLING POINTS – Bloodstockers to use the clearly signed recycling points in the arena & campsites.
3 – 100% BIODEGRADABLE FOOD PACKAGING – Food traders will only be using 100% biodegradable food packaging and cutlery this year.
4 – RECYCLE PLASTIC BOTTLES ACROSS THE SITE – Coca Cola will collect and recycle your plastic bottles on site and have 50% back in circulation within weeks of the festival.
5 – SAY NO TO SINGLE USE TENTS – Together with our tent partners Fat Franks Camping Shop and Tangerine Fields, we want to encourage you to either take your tent home with you after the festival or if you don’t want the hassle of bringing a tent with you in the first place, you can either Click and Collect a tent and all camping equipment from Fat Franks Camping Shop or you can simply hire a pre-erected tent, airbed, bedding etc from Tangerine fields which will be ready and waiting to move into when you arrive at the festival. Both Fat Franks Camping shop and Tangerine Fields are situated in the Midgard Campsite.
DONATE YOUR TENT & WIN TICKETS TO BLOODSTOCK 2020 – Fat Franks Camping Shop will stay open on the Monday morning after the festival until 12 noon to enable you to take back any unwanted camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, chairs, bedding, airbeds etc whether purchased from Fat Franks or elsewhere. For those of you that drop off unwanted tents at Fat Franks, we will enter you into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets to Bloodstock 2020 (our 20th Anniversary festival). Winners will be announced approximately 28 days after the festival.
All donated items will go to local homeless charities and a local scout group.
Watch this short YouTube clip on why we are asking you to take your tent home with you.
6 – LOWER TRAVEL EMISSIONS – We want to offer low impact ways to travel to the festival so have partnered with Big Green Coach who have 34 pickup locations around the UK. This creates a huge reduction in carbon emissions, coming by coach rather than car. For every customer who books travel with Big Green Coach, they sponsor and protect 5 square foot of Amazonian Rainforest for 10 years. This has resulted in over 1,200,000 square foot of Rainforest in Peru being protected by Big Green Coach for the next 10 years since they started the commitment. Their target is to protect an area covering 3 million square feet over the next 5 years. This is all thanks to you. For more info click here. To book coach tickets click here. Alternatively, you can travel via Carshare to BLOODSTOCK with GoCarshare.com for the cheapest festival travel prices to site. GoCarShare connect metal-loving drivers and passengers going in the same direction. By sharing a spare seat or two, this reduces the number of cars on the road travelling to BLOODSTOCK and subsequently reduces carbon emissions. Click here for full info.
For more information on Bloodstock’s sustainability promise click here.
Come on metalheads – it’s a no-brainer.