Materials & Waste: DGTL Festival Case Study
DGTL Festival in Amsterdam (capacity 20,000) has an ambitious goal: to become the first circular, climate-neutral major event. DGTL has rethought waste by separating and treating it like resources, creating many measures in line with the 7 Rs of waste management. To better understand what happens to materials at the festival, DGTL created a Material Flow Analysis to chart exactly what comes in and out of the event to help find processes to minimise waste. In 2022, DGTL ended up with about 20 grams of residual waste per visitor per day whereas before the projects, in 2019, it had been 93 grams.
It is part of the Erasmus+ project FUTURE FESTIVAL TOOLS, in which YOUROPE together with a team of partners from all over Europe has developed GREEN FESTIVAL STORIES – A COLLECTION OF INSPIRING EXAMPLES FROM ACROSS EUROPE. This guide shows you great cases in sustainable festival development within six focus areas:
- Materials & Waste
- Food & Drink
- Tarvel & Transport