2017 Waste & Sustainability Report

It’s time to have a serious look at how our community is travelling on our “Create No Waste” journey and after a couple of disappointing years we were really hoping for a significant reduction in landfill waste this year, an increase in recycling and a cultural shift back in the right direction.

We are pleased to announce that 2017 achieved our best results ever in waste management.  For the first time we recycled more waste than went to landfill. So hearty congratulations to our community for their stellar effort in achieving this milestone. The good news however doesn’t stop there!  If you work it out on a per person basis the amount of waste that went to landfill was also significantly reduced.

While we still have a long way to go to achieve similar results to some of the cleanest and greenest festivals overseas it’s great to see a significant improvement in 2017, so a big thank you to everyone who played a role in this encouraging result!




Before we get too excited however, the amount of rubbish left on the dancefloors is still disappointing. We need everyone to make an effort during dancefloor cleanup seassions.

We all know it’s best to not let it hit the ground in the first place but the dancefloors are spaces where more effort could be made in 2018.

We’d like to hear your top tip on Creating No Waste for the festival, whether it’s making your food nude and stripping it of its plastic wrapping before you pack, or hosting a leftover brunch on Monday morning using all those tasty morsels you just didn’t get round to eating on Saturday night. Anything that you do before or during the festival which Create’s No Waste we want to know about!  Email with your ideas!