Rock on! Shambala festival aims to send zero waste to landfill

Shambala wants to become the first major festival to send zero waste to landfill this summer. The 10,000 capacity folk festival at a secret location in Northamptonshire wants to work […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Shambala wants to become the first major festival to send zero waste to landfill this summer.

The 10,000 capacity folk festival at a secret location in Northamptonshire wants to work with audience and traders to nip waste in the bud.

The ambitious target comes a year after it brought in a ‘Bring a Bottle’ scheme where selling disposable drinks bottles was banned onsite.

Organisers say they already compost everything possible by collecting all the compost from the festival cafe and putting compost bins in the arenas for food, compostable plates and cups.

In 2014 it will also put out compost caddies for groups in family camping as a trial.

It will also re-sort any mixed rubbish from bins on site, separating the recyclable materials then sending everything that can’t be recycled to be burnt in a waste-to-energy plant.