We’re delighted to be partnering for a second year with local charity ‘Plastic Free North Devon’ to support their work on protecting our natural playgrounds.
The charity will once again be helping us to maintain a plastic-free event by bringing their refill stations along to the site to allow festival-goers free water top-ups, as well as providing a back-stage water bar for crew. They will also be communicating their campaigns through a variety of hands-on experiences, talks, workshops and beach cleans, offering the opportunity to learn more about their work.
The Water Bar provides a means of distributing fresh, filtered water at events. Tanked in drinking water is passed through a home-made, solar-powered cooler before being filtered, and event-goers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bottles to refill again and again. This year they will be mixing it up with organic cordial options and citrus infusions.
With Devon hosting over 30m tourists each day during the Summer months, it’s important that visitors behave as sustainably as possible to help support local business and infrastructure. To encourage this, Plastic Free North Devon have launched their Visitor Campaign, which provides information and resources to tourists before they visit to allow them to better plan their trip and adopt sustainable practices prior to their coastal getaway.
By providing this information to tourists ahead of their trip to Devon, the charity hope that it will have a ‘ripple effect’ across the country, encouraging people to continue to adopt new sustainable behaviours longer term.
How Can You Help?
- Bring your own refillable water bottles.
- Take part in a beach clean during your visit.
- Swap polystyrene bodyboards for wooden ones.
- Say no to single-use plastics.
- Shop locally.
- Take part in beach cleans.
You can see read more about the Plastic Free North Devon Visitor Campaign by clicking here.