6 Simple Swaps For a Plastic Free Festival

More than 60 festivals in the UK have signed up to being plastic free by 2021, but we as individual festival goers have as much of a part to play in reducing the single use plastic we get through over a weekend. Here are our 6 tips to avoiding plastic's for your festival weekends!

 

Bring a bottle

Staying hydrated at a festival is hugely important. The convenience of a plastic bottle can be tempting but you can avoid a huge amount of plastic pollution by bringing a reusable bottle along to fill up at the water points. Why not purchase one of our stainless steel bottles, keeping your  drinks hot or cold for up to 8 hours. 

 

Bring your own cutlery

Avoid having to use disposable plastic cutlery by investing in your own simple cutlery kit - there's some beautiful wooden or bamboo ones available, in little cloth pouches - which weigh next to nothing.

 

Eco-friendly glitter

This summer, instead of plastic glitter, swap to eco glitter, made from plant cellulose and a small amount of aluminium.

 

Avoid the wet wipes

Try ditching throw-away wet wipes for a simple flannel and water. You can even make your own wipes by soaking squares of fabric (an old t-shirt will do) in boiling water with aloe vera, witch hazel, castille soap and essential oil. These will last the whole weekend in a seal-able lunchbox and can be washed and reused.

 

Invest in a waterproof jacket

Battling the rain is all part of the festival experience. Rather than a flimsy, plastic poncho get yourself a proper waterproof or pack-a-mac that will be ready to serve you in rainstorms for years to come.

 

Bamboo Toothbrush

There are a number of companies selling bamboo brushes now, toothbrushes are one of the most common plastics found washed up on beaches-most people use 300 in their lifetime - that’s 3.6 billion sold globally every year. Our favorites are from @bambuubrush