Folk Festival 2013 – the results are in!

IMG_2418Another successful Folkfest has wrapped for the year and the numbers are in!

As many of our clients and TrashTalk readers know, Recycling Alternative and Folkfest have been partnering for over 15 years together to do some serious trashbusting and ensure the FolkFest’s trashprint is light on the planet and makes both organizers and festival goers alike feel great about being part of the solution!

Every year the Recycling Alternative and FolkFest Environment team meet in the weeks leading up  to prepare the waste reduction plan for the site.  Together our aim is to:

  • minimize garbage coming onto the site by working closely with the food vendors and the products they use to purchase recyclable and/or compostable supplies
  • maximize recovery and recycling materials on site by defining the various waste streams generated and best, highest value recovery
  • plan convenient and accessible recycling stations in high volume areas with necessary equipment and totes
  • mobilize a team of active and engaged trashbusters to oversee the stations and help educate the public on what goes where

Well this year’s festival diversion numbers are in and the RA/FolkFest team couldn’t be prouder!

Over the 2.5 day festival we collected and diverted over 11 tonnes of recycling from the Jericho site.

Now that’s some serious FESTIVAL TRASHBUSTING !

For more info on how to lighten your events waste load on the planet check out our blog : and other successful RA trashbusting partners like Jazz Festival, Film Festival, Maker Music and EPIC.

See you all next year on the festival circuit!