In the last 30 years one third of the planets resources have been consumed. 99% of materials used in products are discarded within six months of their sale. Let's be smarter about what we're buying. 

At Splore we are working hard to achieve zero waste

Last year each person who came to Splore created 2.6kg of wasted resources. Sadly, this was up 37% from 2015, however, we diverted 72% of this away from landfill using our Splore resource systems.

We help you sort your resources on site so please don’t drop anything on the ground. Keep the park beautiful, and if you see a can lying around please pick it up.


Precycling is the practice of seeking to reduce consumer waste by buying unpackaged, reusable or recyclable products and using one's own bags, etc. 

Please put your plastic-free kai into reusable containers before you come to Splore.  

Go on, get your products NAKED. 
Refuse products that come wrapped in plastic; buy bread from a bakers in a paper bag; leave your plastic cucumber wraps at the supermarket - send a message you don’t want plastic. 

Avoid single use plastics
Single-use plastics include plastic shopping bags, plastic cups, straws and packaging, or any plastic item intended to be used once then discarded. These plastics have a toxic impact on humans, animals and the environment.

Give a Shit! 
Beautiful Relieve composting toilets turn human waste into “humanure” - and provide a more pleasant festival restroom experience! 
From our 10 composting toilets at Splore we diverted 250kg of fertiliser (for a native plant nursery), and 1200L of urea (agricultural fertiliser). PLUS we save over 1500L of fresh drinking water from waste transportation to the sewage treatment plant thus reducing greenhouse gases (less transport required). 
We need more composting loos! Can you help us?  

Reusables with Globelet
Sadly until 2012 we sent over 55,000 single use cups to waste! We decided to introduce a reusable cup called a Globelet. You can grab a Globelet at any places selling cold drinks. Globelets cost $3, and you’ll get a $1 refund when you return it to the Globelet tent. Meanwhile the Splore Globelet story goes on and, since the festival, Splore Globelets have been spotted being reused at family picnics and events all around the motu!  

Camp Kaitiaki
Keep an eye out for our friendly Camp Kaitiaki. These guys and girls are kind of like campsite hosts. They’ll sort you out with some bags for your ‘resources’ (one for recycling and one for compostables) and give you a hand with anything else you might need!  


Splore Festival waste minimisation and Leave no Trace initiatives are possible thanks to the continued generous support from Franklin Local Board, Auckland Council.