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Better Festival Group tackle tent recycling

The Better Festival Group have sent us their 2010 Post Festival Season Newsletter and we were very interested in news about The BIG Tent Recycle which they have put in place with a number of festivals to divert discarded camping equipment from landfill.  A public report with pictures will be on the BFG website in due course at www.thebetterfestivalgroup.co.uk. At Wakestock 2010 the BIG Tent Recycle was a resounding success.  It was the campaign’s pilot year, but BFG say that “everyone really got into the spirit of things and had a great time.  We diverted 277 items (780.18kg) of camping equipment from landfill and passed it onto local Scouts, a local canoe club and Homeless Charity Shelter Cymru”. BFG were also at Sonisphere 2010 and saidSonisphere was our biggest challenge of 2010.  Not only did we have a volunteer team covering campsite hubs and main information we also ran The BIG Tent Recycle.  Everything ran really smoothly throughout this event and The BIG Tent Recycle diverted 365 items (1116.32kg) of camping equipment from landfill and passed it onto local Scouts, St Mungos Charity, Goodone and a lady who makes bags from recycled material.”