Green fringe event to snip Edinburgh Festival waste

A green arts organisation is to hold recycling sessions encouraging theatre companies not to be wasteful at the Edinburgh fringe. The world’s biggest arts festival is in full swing throughout […]

By Vicky Ellis

A green arts organisation is to hold recycling sessions encouraging theatre companies not to be wasteful at the Edinburgh fringe.

The world’s biggest arts festival is in full swing throughout August.

Nearly 2 million theatre and comedy performances drew audiences to 273 venues last year which means there is potential for a lot of rubbish.

Two Re-use and Recycle Days are taking place on 25-26 August for venues and companies to bring used set items, props, costumes, unused flyers and promo material to be swapped for other items or recycled.

Fringe organisers have brought out a Fringe Guide To Sustainability this year, with suggestions such as using recycled paper in programmes or cutting the number of lights on stage.