We’re pushing hard each year in our efforts to become a more sustainable and environmentally friendly festival
As a boutique festival located in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, we’re always working hard to protect mother nature and trying to pave the way for other events to become more sustainable. This year we have a number of new initiatives we’re asking for our audience’s support on, take a look below and see if you can do your bit – see you in the field!
Say no to single use tents! We’re encouraging you to #TakeYourTentHome in partnership with AIF’s 2019 Tent Campaign.
We are happy to be supporting the campaign that has issued a call to retailers to stop marketing and selling ‘festival tents’ as single-use items, which results in almost 900 tonnes of plastic waste every year.
Camplight are back with their mission to provide affordable camping solutions and cut down on Festival waste.
Available in General Camping and Lavish Lands, you can order a pre-pitched tent from Camplight from as little as £10 per night, meaning you don’t have to carry, pitch and pack down your tent. They also have air mattresses and sleeping bags – winning!
Camplight was set up as part of the solution to festival campsite waste. They provide safer, cleaner, greener and better campsites. Because they are professional tent fixers and restorers. Find more info and book your tent here.
Drastic On Plastic
Alongside banning plastic straws and taking part in AIF’s media awareness campaign, we have been working with paired charity RAW Foundation to provide stainless steel bottles at this year’s festival, in a view to significantly reducing single use plastics.
Stainless Steel Bottles & Increased Water Taps
Following on from the above, this year we’ll be selling special Standon stainless steel waterbottles, provided by RAW Foundation, with a view to encourage our audiences to reduce their personal single use plastics. We’re also increasing the number of water taps around site.
Reusable Cups & Recyclable Packaging
Standon regulars know this will be our 6th year of using reusable cups at the festival , significantly reducing the waste at our bars. We are also continuing to enforce that only recyclable packaging is used by our traders.
We are continuing to use GreenBox recycling who ensure that nothing is sent to landfill that can’t be reused – they recycle 90% of the festival waste collected and the other 10% is sent to local companies who place non-recyclables into an energy from waste facility, resulting in your festival waste being used to generate electricity.
Carbon Emission Reduction
This year we trialled a partnership with Greater Anglia, offering discounted travel and ticket packages to those who choose to go green and take the train. We will be continuing to explore transport partnerships in future to ensure our customers have eco ways to get to site.
We’re thrilled to announce our new partnership with Notpla! Notpla is revolutionary material made from seaweed and plants. It biodegrades in a small number of weeks, naturally or can be consumed. This year they will be on site selling cocktails and soft drinks and showing off their special biodegradable packaging to all our customers – a must try.
And finally! We’re on the look out for people to join our brand new Green volunteering scheme. If you have a passion for the environment and want to help us spread the word about sustainability, drop us an email on email@example.com with Green Volunteers in the subject line.