We love the Queenscliff Music Festival and this is one reason as to why.
In recent years, QMF has ramped up their efforts in the war on waste. Last year they set a goal of achieving 80% landfill diversion and reducing their impact on the spectacular environment that is Queenscliff, mainly through the separation of waste.
And now the results are in with the QMF team announcing news they diverted a whopping 90.07% of waste from landfill during their 2018 festival.
To put this in perspective, out of around 20,000 attendances over the three day festival weekend (November 23rd-25th), QMF sent just 32 wheelie bins of waste to landfill. QMF have also recycled all plastics into picnic tables and benches that will be used at future events.
The festival team developed a plan based around separating, re-using and re-purposing all waste from the event by identifying what waste was generated, where it came from, and what they could do with it.
QMF partnered with local environmental groups Bellarine Catchment Network, My Maintenance Crew and B. Alternative to deliver their waste management plans. 2018′s efforts were such a success, that QMF has already been approached by other festivals and events who are keen to adopt the model and reduce their impact on the environment too! How’s that for making a difference?!
To keep the momentum going, QMF are also presenting at an environmental/sustainability conference in May as a case study on how events can be sustainable, with ABC TV’s War on Waste crusader Craig Reucassel as the keynote speaker.
Congratulations QMF – this is why we love you!