There’s growing public awareness that our busy lifestyles and consumer choices are generating way too much waste, especially packaging and single use plastics. We have come to depend on plastic but now we’re drowning in it!

Worldwide we are ranked fifth highest for generation of municipal waste. We all need to assume responsibility for our actions and to protect our precious natural environment.

National Celtic Festival has partnered with Caring for Our Bays , B Alternative, Geelong Sustainability and Intreprid Landcare to implement a range of waste minimisation and resource recovery strategies. Over coming years, we hope that every household and event will transition towards zero waste.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP protect our foreshore and natural environment

BYO refillable water bottle or purchase a stainless steel bottle at our stand

BYO coffee mug or borrow one from our mug library or purchase a Keep Cup

Utilise the washable plates and cutlery provided

Return washable items to the wash station - scrape food waste into black tub and rinse items

Recycle correctly in the bins provided and please don’t litter

Chat with our green team volunteers

Your choices make a real difference!

RETHINK - REFUSE - REDUCE - REUSE - RECYCLE - ROT