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Inside Eco-Friendly Festivals: How Vendors Can Protect the Planet

Black and white photograph of festival vendor

 

If you were lucky enough to secure a vendor spot at one of this year’s festivals, with summer just around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking about how to make the most of your summer post, sustainably - ensuring you’re doing your bit to give back to both the festival and the environment.

In today’s post, we outline just a few of the many simple ways you can utilise sustainable resources to reduce your business’s carbon footprint. From substituting your plastic packaging for eco-friendly alternatives to introducing different types of bin in your immediate vending area, there’s never been a better time to start thinking about how small changes to your business can aid the wider environment.

Eco-friendly cup ideas

The morning after a night spent dancing with thousands of others in an open field usually results in festival-goers looking for the perfect cure - and what better medication to offer out than a nice, hot cup of tea? With so many people looking for the same thing, thousands of cups are likely to be used once before being dropped without a second thought.

Our compostable packaging and bio-degradable options provide a necessary and sustainable solution to this considerable problem. By introducing compostable hot cups and travel sip lids into your suite of packaging options, you can be sure your products won’t end up as more plastic waste and instead will degrade into fertile earth naturally - all whilst keeping your customers’ satisfaction in the forefront of your mind.

After the lazy morning passes and the (hopefully) warm sun begins to heat up the festival site, cold drinks will become your best seller. There’s little you can do about selling branded cans of pop or cool beers, right? Wrong. With the EU’s recent proposition to ban plastic straws being prominently talked about in the media, why not take the first steps in implementing this great idea by getting rid of the single-use product yourself?

Or, if your business plans on selling drinks where a straw is desirable, there are eco-friendly packaging alternatives available - such as paper and PLA straws - which adopt the same design and effect, in an environmentally friendly way. What could be better than that?

Sustainability for the foodies

We understand that, even in a takeaway food environment, your business’s reputation is very important to you - that’s why, more often than not, presentation really is key. So, we’ve come up with a win-win solution that’s both Instagrammable and sustainable. Instead of using the same old yellow chip trays as everybody else, try incorporating bio-degradable products into your business such as plates and bowls made of palm leaves. Not only are these easy to dispose of and compost, but their strength and size makes them super practical and great to look at, too. 

Better yet, you can encourage your customers to find their inner toddler and get stuck in with their fingers. Get rid of those pesky plastic forks and let your customer feel the festival freedom by indulging in all their favourite foods with their own natural cutlery - their fingers!

If fish is one of the favourites on your menu, we recommend using food packaging that maintains its freshness during transportation. EPS-approved cool boxes are a great, 100% recyclable way to store your fishy produce - guaranteeing its longevity and sustainability.

The bigger picture

Having said all that, there’s more to think about beyond environmentally friendly packaging alone - although this is one area where there are endless alternatives available to you.

Food waste is inevitable, so, instead of relying on worse-for-wear festival attendees to dispose of their rubbish correctly, we suggest taking the fate of food and packaging into your own hands by providing both food and recyclable bins next to your vendor. This simple idea reminds your customers to get rid of their waste properly, while also keeping the area around your vendor clean and tidy. Ideally, you should provide three types of bin: one each for compostable, recyclable and general waste. 

It's also important that your event management software is up to scratch, to avoid excessive paper waste, countless hours spent running computers unnecessarily and to keep your team focused and organised so any environmental mishaps are less likely to occur.

 

 

So there you have it - our top tips on how you can do your bit this summer to help the surrounding environment. Feel free to check out more of our eco-friendly packaging options to get you and your business ready for summer, sustainably speaking.

 


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Inside Eco-Friendly Festivals: How Vendors Can Protect the Planet

Black and white photograph of festival vendor

 

If you were lucky enough to secure a vendor spot at one of this year’s festivals, with summer just around the corner, now’s the time to start thinking about how to make the most of your summer post, sustainably - ensuring you’re doing your bit to give back to both the festival and the environment.

In today’s post, we outline just a few of the many simple ways you can utilise sustainable resources to reduce your business’s carbon footprint. From substituting your plastic packaging for eco-friendly alternatives to introducing different types of bin in your immediate vending area, there’s never been a better time to start thinking about how small changes to your business can aid the wider environment.

Eco-friendly cup ideas

The morning after a night spent dancing with thousands of others in an open field usually results in festival-goers looking for the perfect cure - and what better medication to offer out than a nice, hot cup of tea? With so many people looking for the same thing, thousands of cups are likely to be used once before being dropped without a second thought.

Our compostable packaging and bio-degradable options provide a necessary and sustainable solution to this considerable problem. By introducing compostable hot cups and travel sip lids into your suite of packaging options, you can be sure your products won’t end up as more plastic waste and instead will degrade into fertile earth naturally - all whilst keeping your customers’ satisfaction in the forefront of your mind.

After the lazy morning passes and the (hopefully) warm sun begins to heat up the festival site, cold drinks will become your best seller. There’s little you can do about selling branded cans of pop or cool beers, right? Wrong. With the EU’s recent proposition to ban plastic straws being prominently talked about in the media, why not take the first steps in implementing this great idea by getting rid of the single-use product yourself?

Or, if your business plans on selling drinks where a straw is desirable, there are eco-friendly packaging alternatives available - such as paper and PLA straws - which adopt the same design and effect, in an environmentally friendly way. What could be better than that?

Sustainability for the foodies

We understand that, even in a takeaway food environment, your business’s reputation is very important to you - that’s why, more often than not, presentation really is key. So, we’ve come up with a win-win solution that’s both Instagrammable and sustainable. Instead of using the same old yellow chip trays as everybody else, try incorporating bio-degradable products into your business such as plates and bowls made of palm leaves. Not only are these easy to dispose of and compost, but their strength and size makes them super practical and great to look at, too. 

Better yet, you can encourage your customers to find their inner toddler and get stuck in with their fingers. Get rid of those pesky plastic forks and let your customer feel the festival freedom by indulging in all their favourite foods with their own natural cutlery - their fingers!

If fish is one of the favourites on your menu, we recommend using food packaging that maintains its freshness during transportation. EPS-approved cool boxes are a great, 100% recyclable way to store your fishy produce - guaranteeing its longevity and sustainability.

The bigger picture

Having said all that, there’s more to think about beyond environmentally friendly packaging alone - although this is one area where there are endless alternatives available to you.

Food waste is inevitable, so, instead of relying on worse-for-wear festival attendees to dispose of their rubbish correctly, we suggest taking the fate of food and packaging into your own hands by providing both food and recyclable bins next to your vendor. This simple idea reminds your customers to get rid of their waste properly, while also keeping the area around your vendor clean and tidy. Ideally, you should provide three types of bin: one each for compostable, recyclable and general waste. 

It's also important that your event management software is up to scratch, to avoid excessive paper waste, countless hours spent running computers unnecessarily and to keep your team focused and organised so any environmental mishaps are less likely to occur.

 

 

So there you have it - our top tips on how you can do your bit this summer to help the surrounding environment. Feel free to check out more of our eco-friendly packaging options to get you and your business ready for summer, sustainably speaking.

 


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