FMA’s guide towards circular festivals

In a circular economy, products are reused or recycled rather than thrown away and replaced by new products made out of new resources. Waste is no longer regarded as trash, but rather as valuable materials, ready to be used again.

That circular festivals are possible has been proven by pioneers like Dutch DGTL, but to achieve this status is quite a challenge. To help festivals on this journey, the Spanish Asociación de Festivales de Música (FMA) has recently published a guide to circular festivals.

The guide can help to figure out when, where and how much waste is generated at a festival. It suggests providing training on waste separation for festival staff to get everyone on board. Furthermore, the guide presents bad practices and their impacts on nature and cities and offers good, alternative practices. It includes recommendations on how to progress towards a circular festival.