In 2022 agriCULTURED set out on a zero waste journey, participating in the ZWET (Zero Waste Events Tasmania) program. We sought to understand the Festival’s impact on the environment and put in place a plan for the future. By engaging with zero waste strategies agriCULTURED is working towards best practice waste management.
Last year we focused on minimising the overall amount of waste generated across all festival events by embracing digital ticketing, programming and promotion. We created reusable lanyards, marketing materials and signage which will be used for years to come and we achieved our goal of obtaining accurate baseline waste data to serve as a comparison. In 2022, we took steps towards diverting waste from landfill however our landfill diversion rate was only 56%. This year we’re aiming for 80%.
This year our festival focus is on:
- Diverting 80% of all waste generated across all festival events from landfill
- Composting 95% of all food waste generated across all festival events
- Continuing to improve waste minimisation across all festival events
- Ongoing engagement and education with our patrons and community