Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival is located within the grounds of the beautiful Belladrum Estate which is home to people, farm animals, local wildlife, insects, flowers, crops and much more. Over the years we have been constantly thinking about how we can reduce our toll on the estate as we approach planning, running and derig of the festival. We want to protect the environment to make sure is stays the perfect home for all it inhabits while reducing our impact on the planet. We have been working hard behind the scenes so now is the time to tell you what we have been up to! We hope this inspires our wonderful Bella family to join us in our ‘Green Bella’ campaign.
We promise to leave as little an impact on Belladrum Estate and the surrounding environment as we can.
WHAT HAVE WE DONE?
We are aware that public recycling at events doesn’t work efficiently. The second the wrong piece of litter goes into a recycling bin the whole thing is contaminated and cannot be recycled. So, efforts to keep doing this are pointless. We know that recycling at our event isn’t enough and won’t have a big enough impact on our waste footprint.
So, over the years we have worked with our friends Pat Munros and have achieved zero waste to landfill. We took the waste from the festival, picked out and recycled what we could and the rest was used for waste to energy. Waste to energy is process of generating energy in the form of electricity and or heat from the primary treatment of waste, or the processing of waste into a fuel source. However, now because so many people are using waste to energy there are issues surrounding excess product. If we keep doing this, then it’s likely that our waste won’t be converted into energy and so we are back to square one with waste ending up in landfill.
As it stands the festival produces 100 tonnes of waste and our goal is to reduce this every single year. Check out all the ways we will be reaching for our goal and how you can help:
We promise to do everything we can to reduce our impact on Belladrum estate and the surrounding environment as much as we can and we hope that you will join us in our promise. Think about your own single use products and set yourself a goal to reduce them.
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