MIGHTY HOOPLA SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
WASTE AND RECYCLING
– We will achieve zero waste to landfill for the 2019 event.
– There will be public recycling bins on site for customers to segregate their waste – we then have the means of segregating waste on site. This is then further sorted off site to be recycled.
– In addition to the cans, bar cups and dry mixed recycling – back of house, the event will also be recycling trader food waste, glass, and timber.
– Plastic serve-ware is banned at all food trader stands – all food packaging and cutlery is compostable.
– Leave No Trace policy – every single item dropped in the grass is picked up by our litter team.
– Stage effects – must be biodegradable. A specific overnight litter picking team will be booked to fine pick the areas around the stage to ensure any stage effect paper / streamers are collected
– The event has now banned plastic glitter so this can not be bought on site. Customers can wear their own glitter when they arrive on site, but cannot bring any bottles / packets of glitter to site. Customers can purchase Mighty Hoopla biodegradable eco glitter at the merchandise stall. Any profit made from the sale of this glitter will be reinvested back into the parks ground restitution.
– In previous years, the organisers would usually order 2 – 3 pallets of plastic bottled drinking water for the crew and contractors. This year, in order to eliminate the single use plastics on site – the organisers have invested in branded reusable water bottles to give to the crew and contractors, which can be refilled at the water points on site.
– The organisers are also designing branded reusable water bottles for customers to buy from the merchandise stand.
TRADERS AND BARS
– This year, in support of the campaign to ban single-use plastics – the event has replaced all plastic bottled water with canned water.
– The bar operator has replaced 100% of plastic bottled and the majority of draft products with aluminium cans. As a result, the event is now saving the following:
Plastic pint Cups Saved – 95,760
Plastic bottles saved – 17,900
– All traders onsite must use compostable serve ware, and no plastic. This is a condition of trading at the event, and is communicated in advance and enforced on site by the trader team as part of the pre-trading checklist.
– The organisers work with a compostable serve ware supplier and will ensure they can deliver to the site on the show days if any traders turn up with incorrect serve ware.
– There is a ‘no plastic straw’ policy across the festival and bars.
– The bar operator will operate a cup deposit scheme which improves the recycling rate by controlling the waste segregation back of house.
– We ensure all our food traders are ethically and environmentally conscious.
– There are multiple vegetarian and vegan options on site.
– We work closely with our traders and suppliers to source local produce and services to support the local economy.
– Any traders serving meat will only use free range or organic meats in their menus. This is communicated at application stage and is a condition of trading at the event.
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT
– We advise all visitors to choose greener travel options, such as public transport and arriving by bike or foot. We actively deter visitors from driving to the event.
– The central London location of the event means that we are well served by the public transport network.
– Mighty Hoopla are committed to using sustainably and locally sourced materials, equipment and products, with the aim of reducing travel miles.
– All of our water comes from the on site mains water supply rather than being taken to site, thereby eliminating transport emissions
– We work with our power providers to maximise efficiency, monitor energy use, minimise emissions and prevent pollution.
LOCAL AREA IMPACTS
– Local community engagement is key to delivering the events. The organisers work year round alongside local stakeholders and the local communities who are consulted throughout the planning stages and the events
– Management plans around Noise, Traffic, Ingress and Egress are developed to minimise impact of these on the surrounding residents. We work closely with the local authority’s environmental protection teams to produce the events at agreed sound levels. Specialist acoustic consultants are hired to monitor sound levels throughout the event to ensure these levels are adhered to.
– A dedicated Community Liaison Manager is based on site to assist with any queries from local residents during the event build/derig and event dates.
– As part of the events’ commitment to the local community, opportunities are provided for a range of local businesses, operators, suppliers and performance content.
– Community Fund – money is given to local community groups inside the park and those outside the park directly impacted by the event to invest in local ecology, sustainability and social outreach projects.
– The event sets aside 500 tickets for local residents which are allocated on a ballot basis, selected at random.
– Employment and training opportunities are provided for local colleges and universities.
PROTECTING THE ECOLOGY
– Protecting the park’s flora and fauna, grass, land water courses and landscape is a priority.
– We work closely with the Lambeth Parks teams, the Brockwell Park Community Partners and the Friends of Brockwell Park on the planning the event – protecting the trees, reinstating the ground conditions and protecting local wildlife.
– We ensure that the necessary measures are in place to protect the Park and provide instructions to all contractors to help achieve this.
– Any waste generated by festival goers inside or outside the event perimeter is removed by litter picks.
HOW YOU CAN HELP US REDUCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
We’re doing our best to reduce our environmental impact and hope you will join us in our efforts. Here are a few tips to make your visit more environmentally friendly:
– Use public transport, walking and biking to reduce your carbon footprint. Get directions here Use TFL’s Journey Planner at www.tfl.gov.uk.
– Bring a reusable water bottle instead of single use plastics. There will be lots of drinking water points available on site for you to refill.
– Use biodegradable glitter! If you are buying in advance to wear to the festival we suggest: discoverbioglitter.com
– Help us increase our recycling rate by adhering to the recycling system and placing all waste and recyclables into the correct designated bins which are signposted throughout the site. If you aren’t sure where to put something, please ask!
– Bin your butts. Every butt has to be picked up by hand, so please use the bins provided.
– Use only as many disposable items (e.g., paper towels, napkins, utensils) as you need.
– Please respect the neighbourhood and our neighbours by leaving the event quickly and quietly.