The Street Party is a ZERO WASTE event.
Which means? Sustainability is a key focus for the Festival. We supply bins for recycling only.
Background: Waste is an Issue. Each year 228,000 tonnes of material goes to landfill - 650 kg's per person. We can minimise that by reducing the packaging we buy or use, reusing things where possible (the Super Shed is a great example of this) and recycling items which cannot be reused. Organic waste can be composted and Christchurch City Council can assist this. It sells kitchen composting bins from the Lyttelton offices.
Stallholders: Stallholders need to understand what waste they may generate and reduce the amount of waste in the first instance by minimising packaging etc.
They should try to use suppliers who will provide returnable or recyclable products and packaging.
For more information about reducing waste, click here.
Please respect these 5 rules:
1. PLEASE USE RECYCLABLE PACKAGING OR BETTER YET BIODEGRADABLE AND/OR COMPOSTABLE eg. Potato plates, wooden cutlery etc - see resource listing below for further information on where to source these products from
2. NO PLASTIC BAGS
3. PLEASE TRY AND REDUCE YOUR WASTE WHEREVER POSSIBLE, DISPOSING OF YOUR WASTE RESPONSIBLY
4. MINIMISE THE USE OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS BY CHOOSING TO USE CHEMICAL FREE/REDUCED PRODUCTS
5. IF YOU BRING IT IN – TAKE IT WITH YOU
For biodegradable/recyclable packaging:
Information about another supplier of biodegradable and compostable packaging
To find out more about Zero Waste
A festival dedicated to educating us about sustainability
Recipes for cleaners, as well as other delights, that won’t harm our environment – great way to save money too!