The Nitty-Gritty on Resources

We reduce what goes to landfill by separating out our resources into recyclables (cans, plastic, glass), compostable resources (food, and the compostable cutlery and napkins our vendors use) and landfill. Behind the scenes we also collect food scraps for the ranger’s chooks. 

Sound a bit confusing? Don’t worry, we’ll be there to help you figure out what goes where and give you any extra information you need. 

The campsite:
Keep it clean and stylish at camp HQ. We’ll make sure you’ve got a Leave No Trace hub within cooee of your camp site, where you can sort your rubbish. 

Our wonderful Camp Kaitiaki will be roaming the campsite giving out bins, programmes and general advice. Any problems, or queries, chat to them. They are lovely. 

Splorers sort their rubbish on Saturday and drop them off during the day and evening. This helps us avoid a giant, mountain of co-mingled resources on Sunday afternoon which takes ages to sort. So think ahead Splorers, and help us reach our goal of zero waste. 

Saturday sorting truck. This year we are going to bring the sorting truck through the campsite - with some very special surprise guests. Keep an eye and an ear out for us, we’ll be roving around on Saturday.

Be part of the dream team! Got messy neighbours? Spotted a campsite in desperate need of a clean? Help them to get sorted and work together, or let one of our team members know and we’ll come and help them get sorted. Together, we can Leave No Trace. 
Be part of the Solution – as a Splore citizen it is your individual responsibility that contributes to a connected, vibrant and dynamic Splore community. If we all participate with positive actions then we all become a part of the solution that makes our world a better place to be.

Splore’s Stats:
Our results from Splore 2016 showed us that each person that came to Splore created 2.6 kilograms of resources - up 37% from last year.  We diverted 72% of this away from landfill - meaning we recycled and composted more than 2/3rds of our rubbish, way above the rate of 32% diversion, which is the average for UK festivals, and higher than the amount of household waste we can compost or recycle, around 65%. 

Let’s try and bring that stat down so we can become a zero waste festival.