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RAW Foundation Guide to Reusable Bar Cups

RAW Foundation Launch Guide to Reusable Bar Cups

RAW Foundation, with funding support from the Event Industry Forum (EIF), have published the Guide to Reusable Bar Cups at Events, the final resource for events in the AIF’s ‘Drastic on Plastic’ campaign.

The guide provides event organisers with comprehensive information about why to choose reusable cups rather than disposables, the environmental benefits, tips on how to manage reusable cups onsite, and examples of how festivals have been successful.

The Drastic on Plastic Action Pack also includes the Plastic-Free Festival Guide, which provides an overview of the action events can take, a festivalgoer guide, and templates for an A6 lanyard mini-guide.

Organisers of more than 60 independent festivals in the AIF have signed up to the Drastic on Plastic pledge, committing to banning the use of plastic straws on-site this season as a minimum first step – and eliminating all single-use plastic at their events by 2021.

Changing to reusable bar cups is one of the key changes organisers can make, and is being adopted by more events every year, with festivals such as Shambala, Download, Glastonbury and many sports sector events and venues using them.

The core message of the campaign is ‘re-use not single-use’.  RAW Foundation is working across the event industry to inspire change toward a ‘pointless plastic free’ world, and is presenting a new conference at the Showman’s Show on Thursday 18th October, the day after Powerful Thinking’s Festival Vision:2025 annual meeting. The program includes experts discussing measures that can be taken to eliminate single-use plastics at events and by companies, a masterclass in values-based marketing from global branding pioneer Ed Gillespie of Futerra, presentations from innovative suppliers and networking.

The guide can be downloaded HERE.

ADE Green Conference returns for its fourth edition

ADE GREEN Conference 2016

Now in its fourth edition, the ADE green conference returns to De Brakke Grond in Amsterdam on October 19th for a day of creativity, practical workshops on sustainability, technological showcases, interactive speakers, debates and inspiring speakers from across the music event industry. 

Sustainability and social change are becoming ever more important for festival organisers. Event organisers and artists are becoming more and more aware of the platform they have and the message they can transmit to their audience, and this shows in the initiatives they support and the change of policies and production methods at festivals. ADE Green brings together brings together promoters, artists, suppliers, policymakers, thinkers, journalists, and more to amplify the industry’s movement towards sustainability and social change: from inspiration to practical action.

Representatives from Roskilde (DK), India’s Longest Guest List (IN), DGTL (NL), Welcome to the Future Festival (NL), Boom Festival (PT) and Ieperfest (BE) will share their experience and plans on how they intend to take action for the future at this year’s ADE Green.

ADE Green is part of industry event Amsterdam Dance Event and is a collaboration between ID&T and ADE, and is supported by Green Events Nederland, Green Music Initiative, Julie’s Bicycle and Open House.

Follow their Facebook event or website for all updates on the program.

Date: Wednesday October 19th
Venue: De Brakke Grond
Tickets for ADE Green (€ 35,-) are available here.