The Dixon Foundation are thrilled to be able to support Julie’s Bicycle in their Zero Waste Festival Project’s second phase to develop a waste management toolkit for UK event organisers.  In collaboration with Vision:2025, there aim is to deepen understanding about waste management and its impacts at outdoor festivals, and set the industry on a course to overall waste reduction, zero waste to landfill, and increased recycling rates.

The project has built on existing research and the roadmap set out in the Show Must Go On report, and will be steered by an industry working group representing key stakeholders such as festival organisers, waste management contractors, specialists, and industry organisations.

In the first phase of the project specialist consultancy Resource Futures undertook research to understand better current practices impacts and opportunities, producing a report with recommendations. The research brief was informed by an industry roundtable in July 2022.

In the second phase, the working group will consider how the report translates into action across the industry, and the development of a code of practice for resource and waste management.


About Julie’s Bicycle

Julie’s Bicycle is a pioneering not-for-profit, mobilising the arts and culture to take action on the climate and ecological crisis. Combining cultural and environmental expertise, Julie’s Bicycle focuses on high-impact programmes and policy change to meet the climate crisis head-on.