We’re trying to help conserve our planet’s finite resources by:

  • Reducing the amount of glass we buyWe’re using our large stock of old glasses to reduce the number of new glasses we need. A limited number of Souvenir ‘keep sake’ etched tankards will be available for purchase at the festival.
  • Reducing the amount of paper and printed materialsWe’re making our festival programme available to download in a printable, digital format and reducing our order for printed programmes, cutting both waste and our carbon footprint. For most visitors part of the festival experience is having a printed programme. Responding to feedback from previous festivals, these are now included in the ‘Starter Pack’.
  • Reducing our carbon footprintWe’re working closely with our suppliers to consolidate deliveries using wholesalers and partner brewers to reduce the number of trucks and vans bringing beer and cider to us.
  • We’re supporting the CAMRA ‘Locale’ initiativeWhen you see the locale logo, the beer you are drinking is environmentally friendly. It has been produced within 30 miles of the Festival.
  • Eliminating single-use plasticsOur food vendors are using only recyclable alternatives, we’ve dispensed with plastic cups and we’re serving soft drinks and other alcoholic drinks in reusable glasses. We’re also working with our suppliers and vendors to reduce other packaging waste and plastics.
  • We want to eliminate waste to landfill.Working with St Edmundsbury Cathedral, and their waste management contractor, West Suffolk Council, we’re trying to avoid sending waste to landfill and incineration. The Festival waste is being sorted at our in-house recycling facility. Please help us in our objective by using the bins provided.

We’re trying to help protect our planet, so please embrace our initiative and help our Festival goal to become carbon neutral!