Carbon CLEVER Superheroes Helping Belladrum with Zero Waste Ambitions
The Highland Council-led Carbon CLEVER initiative, in partnership with Pat Munro Waste Services is aiming to make Belladrum the first zero waste to landfill festival in Scotland.
The sold-out festival, which is now in its 12th year and held near Beauly between 6th and 8th August, recognises the important role it can play in promoting sustainability amongst its festival goers.
Carbon CLEVER, which has the aim of a carbon neutral Inverness in a low carbon Highlands by 2025, has been working with Pat Munro Waste Services to pull together a team of Environmental Superheroes to patrol the festival, promoting and rewarding good behaviour whilst handing out summons to the “Carbon Court” for those caught behaving badly!
Stephen Carr, Principal Policy Officer – Climate Change at the Highland Council, said: “Belladrum provides a fantastic opportunity for festival goers to be Carbon CLEVER Super Heroes and make Bella the most environmentally-conscious festival in Europe. We are excited to be working with Pat Munro and the organisers in trying to make Belladrum a zero waste to landfill festival, which is a great ambition and demonstrates real leadership.”
Veronica Symonds, Pat Munro Waste Manager, commented “Here at Pat Munro Waste Services we are up for the challenge but of course we will need the help and support of all the festival goers, so we plan to get the message out as far and as wide as we can during the lead up to and at the festival. Where possible, we are hoping that everyone will join us and bang the drum for zero waste at Bella.”
CLEVER will be on hand to talk to festival-goers about how they can reduce
their carbon footprint in fun and interactive ways, while promoting sustainable
travel including the Carbon CLEVER Cycles e-bike hire scheme.