Let’s be clear. Festivals have an impact on the planet. There’s a strong argument being made by experts in this field to suggest however, that an individuals carbon footprint on a festival site, is significantly reduced, compared to a weekend at home watching television and making cups of tea in between showers…
All that said, it’s in our DNA to try and do the right thing. We are also open minded and would love to hear from you if there are ways in which you feel that we could do better year on year. For anyone wondering what we do to minimise the environmental impact of Lost Village, please see the below.
• We are removing the use of plastic straws and plastic cutlery sold from food traders.
• This extends to our crew catering, with all serve wear being made from recycled products and biodegradable.
• We have a site wide ban on plastic straws.
• We are asking all staff with to bring reusable bottles to reduce the number of plastic bottles on site.
• We work with Big Green Coach to incentivise group travel.
• We work with London North Eastern Railway to ensure travel by train is an attractive option.
• We provide recycling opportunities across the festival site.
• We are collecting any left over food from the campsites for the local food banks.
• Our campsite management team are on hand to encourage campers to handle their waste correctly.
• In 2018, we are trailing splitting food from other waste across the site, which will then be composted. This is hard to do on scale because it relies on the person depositing the waste separating it out. This is something we are actively seeking to improve and are working on solutions.
• All customers are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottle for use onsite, in pre event communications.
• All our power on site is provided by super efficient generators and all festoon is LED.
• We aim to send as little waste as possible to land fill. This was less than 40% of all waste in 2017 and we are working hard to further improve this.