Each year, we strive to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, and monitoring and reducing our environmental impact is a key priority of ours. Festivals can be a concerning source of environmental impact and it is our duty as festival organisers, go-ers, and lovers to be as conscious of this as possible.
We have taken the Festival Vision 2025 Pledge which aims achieve a 50% reduction in festival-related annual GHG emissions by 2025. So…Nozstockers we need you to help us with a few things…
Drastic on plastic
This year in collaboration with the AIF’s ‘Drastic On Plastic’ campaign we are implementing a “Let’s get Ready to Refill” campaign where we are encouraging people to bring a refillable water bottle to Nozstock, and use our taps rather than buying bottled water.
In addition, we’ve joined the final straw campaign, banning plastic straws from all our bars and food stalls. Say no to the straw!
Reuseable cups will be available from the bars again – pay a pound for your first cup and you can exchange it for a clean one when you come back for another drink.
We are actively discouraging the use of non-biodegradable body glitter as it is a micro plastic. There will be biodegradable body glitter available and our artists have been encouraged to use it.
There are multiple ways to travel to Nozstock, and we would love it if you chose to get here via public transport or if you shared transport.
Coaches to and from the festival run from London, Bristol, Hereford and Worcester. Coaches from London and Bristol now run on the Thursday to the festival site to get there in time for Thursday opening. These are still the same low prices. You can find all the information you need on travel here.
Lift sharing is not only a more environmentally conscious decision, you may just make some new festival friends! You can organise a lift share via our official page on GoCarShare.
Reduce, reuse, recycle
We’ll be running the Clean Campsite competition again this year, with prizes including 2 tickets to Noz 2019!
Alongside this, after the success of last year’s Eco Bond scheme which helped us separate and recycle 40% of the entire festival’s rubbish, we are running the eco-bond and recycling centre again. If you paid for a £5 Eco Bond when you bough you ticket, you can reclaim it by bringing a bag of rubbish or recycling to the Eco Bond recycling centre and sorting it on the Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.
Local charity People in Motion will also once again be running their salvage operation to reclaim as much useful and reuseable camping equipment and non-perishable food to be sent as aid to help refugees across Europe. Their work is vital so please support them at the festival and look out for their pop-up shop selling some of weird and wonderful things they’ve found which aren’t aid appropriate!
We can’t wait to welcome you, your reusable bottles and eco-glitter to the farm in just a couple of weeks.