Cornwall's Boardmasters surf and music festival has revealed its sustainability plans for 2018.
Organisers will implrmrnt a newly-developed strategy over the next three years. Its key goals include reducing the amount of single-use plastic items used on site such as water bottles and cups, to levels close to zero, reduction in overall waste generated by the event, increasing site-wide recycling, reducing its carbon footprint and plans to continue working harmoniously with the local community and environment.
For the first time ever, Boardmasters will this year implement a re-usable cup scheme, running across all main on-site bars which will massively reduce the amount of single-use plastic generated.
Catfish And The Bottlemen, The Chemical Brothers and George Ezra headline this year's festival from August 8-12 across two locations at Watergate Bay and Fistral Beach in Cornwall.
Last weekend, Boardmasters hosted two major beach cleans with charity partner Surfers Against Sewage (SAS), as part of the Big Spring Beach Clean campaign. Teams from Boardmasters, SAS and the general public worked together to clear plastic and general waste, cleaning up both beaches.