Friday, 22 April 2016

A-Z Challenge Day 19-Sustainability

the ability to be sustained, supported, upheld, or confirmed.
Environmental Science. the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance:
The committee is developing sustainability standards for products that use energy.
S is for Sustainability. Sustainability is very much part of the ethos of Greenbelt,  the festival of  arts, music and social justice, that takes place each August Bank Holiday weekend in the grounds of Boughton House near Kettering, Northants, in the UK. So it's a good time to point you towards their latest blog entry, with its details of their Green Cup recycling scheme. Rather than end the festival with tons of used plastic glasses and cups thrown into landfill, festival-goers are being encouraged to pay a £1 deposit on their own cup at the start of the weekend, which they can keep and reuse. They then have the choice to either return it and have their deposit refunded, or keep it as a souvenir. 

I'll be interested to see how it works out.


  1. That's done at a lot of beer and wine festivals here and it works out quite well. Except those of us who go to them frequently end up with cupboards full of festival glasses.

    @magickislife from My Creatively Random Life

    1. True. We've a few glasses and tankards left over from beer festivals and Christmas markets.

  2. That's a great idea, I'd probably keep the cup as a souvenir. I go to a weekend event called Women in the Outdoors and we have to bring our own dishes and cups for meals or buy a mess kit.

  3. I guess it makes for carrying more stuff around with you, but it's a small price to pay when the alternative is to dump tonnes of rubbish into landfill.


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