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Using Commercial Cleaning Companies Glasgow To Tidy Up Festivals

It is no secret that music festivals are equally glamourous and disgusting. Watching your favourite bands perform live with all your friends while not showering for five days. It is a bittersweet feeling leaving your friends and music and memories behind but getting to go home to a shower, comfortable bed and a good sleep.

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However festival goers leave behind more than just happy memories…they also leave behind all their waste. From clothing, tents, cans, food and other unnameable trash. The clean up can take days. This year, the top festivals including Glastonbury, Leeds & Reading and Isle of Weight have hired
SE Commercial Services – top commercial cleaning companies Glasgow. Along with employees and volunteers SE Commercial Services tidy up the festival as effectively and eco-friendly as possible – here’s how.

The Initial Clear Up

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Recent statistics have confirmed that UK festivals produce a massive 23,500 tonnes of rubbish every year with almost two-thirds of that being sent off to landfill – can you imagine all that waste?

SE Commercial Services have put a plan in place to salvage as much ‘stuff’ as possible. UK Festivals, especially Glastonbury have partnered up with Homeless, poverty and refugee charities this year to help give this ‘stuff’ away. Hundreds if not thousands of tents get left behind each year, so SE Commercial Services and their team of employees and volunteers donate as many tents as possible to these charities all over the world. As well as this left behind food (which is edible and untouched) and toiletries are also donated. This is a long but worth while task to really help those in need. The volunteers only get 24 hours to scrape through all the rubbish before the waste contractors arrive and send everything that’s left to landfill.

Promoting Better Habits

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The most important issue to tackle is the lack of education to festival goers. This year the festival organisers and musicians alike are using their social media platforms (with thousands of followers) to try and educate people on waste at festivals. By using biodegradable trash bags, not bringing small ‘travel’ toiletries, packing up your own tent and donating it to save time in the clean up and also throwing away your food rubbish in the bins provided across the site will all help in the task to improve our environmental footprint.

How Event Crew Agencies Can Help The Environment

We’ve all been there , music festivals with water bottles littering the fields tents and litter as far as the eye can see. Its a pretty horrid site. However recently Event Crew Agencies and festival organisers have been stepping up to help combat this unnecessary waste and pollution. We take a look at how festival organisers and event crews can change their ways to have a real impact on the environmental damage some events can cause.

How Do Event Crew Agencies Negatively Impact The Environment

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Unfortunately in the festival and music world there is a lot of wastage that comes as a by- product of these concerts. Much of this stems from what the organisers and the festival event agencies allow to be brought in or bought on site. Often festival organisers and Event Crew Agencies are working on a budget and fail to consider the differences small changes could make to the environmental impact of their festivals. Several smaller changes industry wide could have a significant effect on the way festivals run and could change them for the better. Here are a few ways in which existing festivals unfortunately have a negative impact on the environment

  • Event agencies often sell drinks in disposable but non recyclable plastic cups
  • Event agencies often use heavy machinery and equipment without taking into consideration the damage they could do to the earth and surrounding ecosystem
  • Event crew agencies often use diesel generators and other machinery which can cause pollutants in the local area
  • Over 23000 tonnes of waste is produced each year on average at music festivals around the UK

How Event Crew Agencies Are Changing To Help The Enviroment

In the last few years Eco-friendliness had reached new heights. Social and mainstream media have helped reach and make an impact on millions across the world who want to make sure that we do more to help the environment. The issue of being Eco friendly has been highlighted by accelerated climate change around the world as well as a number of high profile documentaries which illustrate the sheer scale at which the world is becoming polluted. So what can Event Crew Agencies do to help?

  • Consulting with local environmentalists and the council to draw up plans about the festival and what can be done to ensure it has minimum impact on the local environment is an important step
  • Secondly encouraging people to use recycling bins at the venue can help to reduce waste and promote recycling
  • Ensuring that reusable cups are used and sold by Event Crew Agencies that are responsible for catering in order to promote recycling
  • Educating festival goers with information packs about recycling e.g giving them a recyclable bag with a recyclable cup as well as healthy snacks to get them through the day
  • Glastonbury festival is helping to lead the way in being Eco friendly. At Glastonbury all food caterers now have to use recyclable or bio degradable packaging
  • Bench marking between festivals to try and achieve the best environmentally friendly rating is another method that could be implemented.
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