BE A LEAN GREEN MACHINE AT #SITG2023
Here at Splendour, we’re committed to protecting the environment of our beautiful venue Ngaindjin / North Byron Parklands. We want to use resources responsibly and reduce our ecological footprint to keep our home pristine, so we’ve got a heap of environmental programs in place to help you become a waste and eco warrior during your time at #SITG2023.
Please take a moment to read through our programs and the vital role you can play in helping us to achieve them.
SPLENDOUR x FEAT.Live
Splendour is proud to be partnering with FEAT. Live to drive climate action together across this year’s festival. $1 added to each ticket will go towards the FEAT. Live “Solar Slice” which will directly fund the switch to clean power on-site and support climate impact partners to implement broader emissions and waste reductions within festival operations. Stay tuned for more updates soon, and stay in the loop with Solar Slice projects visit www.feat.ltd or @feat.artists on Instagram.
Forget the inflatable couches, blow-up unicorns, and over-size foam fingers. You don’t need cheap, disposable stuff at a music festival – and we don’t want to have to send unnecessary items to landfill afterwards. Bring your essentials only and leave the rest on the shelves of the discount shop.
Pack a good attitude. Leave the plastic crap behind.
BE A GOOD SORT!
Sort your rubbish like a pro. Single and colour coded WASTE COLLECTION STATIONS are conveniently located around the #SITG2023 grounds. Within the event space almost everything sold via our bar and food vendors will be either recyclable or compostable! The rest is up to you. Please avoid bringing in waste items and use the bin system correctly. You know the drill:
YELLOW = RECYCLABLE
Clean paper, aluminium cans, empty plastic bottles (but not the lids please) and tetra drink cartons.
MAROON = COMPOSTABLE
Food scraps, biodegradable plates and cups that are labelled compostable, napkins, chopsticks, coffee grounds and tea bags.
RED = GENERAL WASTE
Nappies, chip, and lolly packets etc.
Splendour’s legendary Green Team return! Our volunteers have been recruited to help combat waste at the festival and inform you about the unique ecology of our festival site. These legends will be active throughout the event space, and in the campgrounds, promoting and giving you info about all the 2023 enviro initiatives.
BYO WATER BOTTLES AND KEEP CUPS
Plastic is so 2016. We don’t want a bar of it at Splendour. That means plastic water bottles, straws, plastic cutlery, plastic cups, shopping bags and other one-night-stand plastics. To reduce the use of single use plastics we are providing free water refill stations throughout the event. Please bring your own water bottles and keep cups for your hot drinks.
INTRODUCING TURN - OUR NEW REUSABLE CUP SYSTEM!
It’s time to put an end to single-use waste. You won’t see any disposable cups at Splendour bars. Our bars are proudly pouring into TURN reusable cups. If we make it easier and more rewarding for consumers to reTURN empty cups than to throw them away, disposable cups will soon become a thing of the past. Pay an upfront $4.00 sustainability fee (that’s just $1.33/day!) for your first cup. You can either place your dirty cup into the bright orange bins located throughout the event site or bring your used cup back to the bar for a FREE cup swap with your next drink order. It’s that easy. Make sure you scan the QR code on the bins to go into the draw for amazing prizes drawn every day, like VIP tickets to SITG 2024! Read all about it here.
CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEME (CDS)
This year we will be reclaiming all clean Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) applicable containers. B-Alternative and Mullum Cares will be collecting all eligible containers throughout the campgrounds, as well as accepting bags of containers at their campground location. Splendour will use the CDS redemptions to make donations to a number of local charities. All CDS redeemable containers will be accepted.
FOR CAMPERS - WHAT TO DO WITH CAMPING GEAR YOU CAN'T TAKE HOME
A tent is for life, not just for a festival. Splendour is partnering with Social Futures and The Mullum Library of Stuff (MLS) who will be accepting all non-damaged camping goods and gear that you are unable to take home to distribute to the region’s disadvantaged, or to go into the MLS for use by our region’s local communities.
This does not mean you can just leave your tent at the campgrounds! If you intend to donate, you’ll need to pack down and head to the designated drop off points with your items. Good Karma to you!
KEEP IT CLEAN TO SCORE! Reckon you’ve done your bit? Enter the Cleanest Camper Competition for a chance to win VIP tickets to Splendour 2024*. Plus, our Marshals, Green Team will be handing out ‘On the Spot’ prizes for the cleanest campsites.
*Up to a maximum of 4 tickets.
B-Alternative’s mission is simple – to recycle all that can be recycled! These eco-champions will be roaming the campgrounds to promote all of Splendour’s environmental programs – and giving you the low down on waste streams, using dump points, camping donations, and composting etc. They’ll also have a roaming ‘loot ute’! Be sure to visit the B-Alternative hub (located near the campgrounds General Store) to hand in bags of compost and clean recycling for the Container Deposit Scheme.
CONSCIOUS CAMPING HUB
The Conscious Camping Hub is run by our friends at Mullum Cares – a not for profit organisation that supports its local community to reduce emissions by changing how it consumes products. At Splendour they will offer support services to help campers fix broken equipment, promote using reusables in the campgrounds and inspire people to not dump their gear at end of festival. Look for them right next to B-Alternative.
RESOURCE RECOVERY - BEAT THE DRUM
Look out for Mullum Cares and B-Alternative (collectively also known as the Green Team) as they move through the campgrounds from 11am to 3pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The Resource Recovery Ute and trailer will be led by a couple of drummers who will ‘beat the drum’ signifying to campers to bring their bags of rubbish and recycling out to the trailer as it passes. We also want you to bring any broken items to the trailer so we can take them to the depot to fix.