Recycling at Thames Festival (2)

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How was recycling made visible at the 2009 Thames Festival?


Answer for Recycling at Thames Festival (2)

Answer for Recycling at Thames Festival (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Waste bins distributed across the festival site are either labelled or colour coded to enable waste to be differentiated i.e. food waste, glass and mixed waste. The Thames Festival Trust worked with the SEED Foundation and Southwark Council to manage the waste produced at the 'Feast on the Bridge'. A SEED Foundation team collected the food waste from the public up and down the bridge and showed the public how the waste was being sorted. An anaerobic digester was stationed on the bridge collecting much of the traders' food waste and processing it for agricultural use. A composting display was also located on the bridge to promote home composting and all of the waste collected by the SEED Foundation was composted off site.