Friday, July 11, 2008

Recycling, Donating & Rock & Roll

Denmark’s Roskilde Music Festival has integrated recycling into the fabric of their 4 day event, with collection stands are on hand to take in cups, cardboard, drink containers and more.

Collectors are rewarded with a cash refund of approximately 20 US cents per bottle, festival goers can clean up in more ways than one. Many attendees have said to have recouped the cost of their ticket while helping keep the environment clean.

It’s reported that 97% of cups used at Roskilde’s concession stands are brought back for recycling. At the end of the 80,000 person event, the staff collected abandoned air beds, stereos and sleeping bags for donation and recycling. Over 1,600 sleeping bags were donated to the homeless.

Via: The Guardian