It might seem impossible to make thousands of people maintain cleanliness at an outdoors festival where it can get pretty muddy or hot. But with little steps, these people can actually make a significant difference.
Take Shambala Festival as an example. Located in Northhamptonshire (England), this family-friendly festival goes on for four days with a population of over 10,000 people and is mostly powered by renewably energy. Shambala encourages everyone to bring their own reusable water bottle to reduce plastic waste. They also banned the sale of plastic water bottles and instead, installed taps across the entire festival for people to refill their bottles with.
In 2013, with your help, we increased recycling rates by almost 20% and reduced the waste that went to landfill by 20%. A big thanks to everyone who used the recycling exchanges and claimed their recycling deposit back at the end of the festival.
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