It’s World Earth Day!
Sustainability is, of course, something we should pursue all year round – even when we’re on site at a festival! Here’s our top tips for being eco-friendly at Latitude.
Why not travel to the festival with Big Green Coach? Travelling by coach has the smallest carbon footprint compared to other forms of transport! They pick up from 18 locations around the UK and you can secure your ticket with just a £10 deposit. They’ll also sponsor 5 sq ft of the Amazon rainforest for 10 years for every customer who books. Plus, you won’t need to worry about taking it easy on the last night so you can drive home Monday morning – BGC will do all the work for you.
If you do need to travel by car, make sure as many seats as possible are full. Sign up to Latitude Liftshare to find others going the same way as you who can give you a ride, or offer up your spare seats to other festival goers and split petrol money.
take your tent home!
If you don’t feel like lugging a tent to Latitude, why not consider hiring a pre-pitched one from Pink Moon? They’ll put it up and take it down for you, saving you the hassle on Monday morning.
If you do bring a tent, it goes without saying: please take it home with you! If your tent/camping chair/gazebo is broken, please take it to the Recycling Points in the campsites.
reuse and recycle
We use reusable plastic cups at our bars with unique Latitude designs. You can return them to our main bars or alternatively, you can take them home to keep as a souvenir!
There are free water points all across the site – please bring a reusable bottle to fill up.
Please recycle your rubbish at our recycling points! There are compost bins for food waste: when you buy food from a trader, everything it comes with is also compostable including plates, cutlery and napkins! There are separate bins for recycling plastic bottles, cardboard, and aluminium cans. We’re committed to phasing out single use plastics at Latitude this year.
Latitude are aiming to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, and end the sale of single-use plastics at Latitude this year. You can find out more about these goals in our Sustainability Charter.
Latitude is a part of the Music Declares Emergency movement.