The Importance of Reducing Single-use Plastic at Festivals
Camp Hill supports the drive for reusable plastic at their annual Sausage and Beer Festival
Last month at Camp Hill's Sausage and Beer Festival is entered it’s fifth this year. From a standing start, the festival raised money for a defibrillator to be used locally and we continue to donate to Yorkshire Air Ambulance each year. The Festival now welcomes over 3,000 to the Estate, showcases over 16 local butchers for our ‘Yorkshire’s Best Sausage’ competition voted for by the public with the winner sizzling into the ‘Champion of Champions’ sausage competition in London and on top of that 22 locally brewed ales to the backdrop of 11 local bands.
This year the organisers felt it was crucial to try to minimise their plastic use so have turned to using re-usable festival cups to eliminate the environmental impact of single-use plastics and the needless resources to create them. Research from the Environment Journal explains over 3 billion people attend festivals in the UK each year with 23,500 tonnes of waste created with only 32% recycled, this must change. Small changes can make a huge impact to protect our environment. Research suggests that as long as re-usable cups are used over 2.5 times the environmental effect is far less than one use cups. This is why we partnered with Happy Cups to create our bespoke festival cups which were available throughout the weekend here in Bedale.