Ryde x Spring Classic Festival
Whilst we're battling through that hazy festival jet-lag and flicking through photos - here's a quick round up 👇
✅ Reusable only - a lot of festivals claim to be sustainable, only to find yourself drinking warm larger from a plastic cup and wading through plates. The team at Spring Classic/ @wavelengthsurfmag created a new scheme that helped save 120kg of waste in plates alone.
For a one off £2 donation, you were given a wristband on your first purchase that gave you access to reusable serveware from all traders throughout the festival. You returned this at the end of each meal, and received clean with every new purchase.
Or you could use your own but we didn't fancy taking our floral camping plates around 😂
✅ Vegan + Veggie option trade choice - so much choice. Gone are the days where you could have bacon, bacon, or bacon with a side of bacon.
✅ Leave no trace - the reusable initiative would have helped but the team were ON IT. Clean toilets, clean areas. No rubbish. No cans of Stella or fruit winders wrappers to be seen.
✅ Under 12s go free - I sadly don't look 12 anymore but for a limited time, they are offering free children's tickets. Festivals can be expensive by the time you've brought tickets and a bucket hat. Accessibility like this is good to see.
✅ Good vibes and great views - festivals are obviously meant to be fun. And it was, just with no kn*bhead behaviour. Capped attendance, eclectic music, talks and wholesome activities are a good recipe.
Here's to sustainability and great efforts, especially considering it's only 2 years old 🍻
Another huge thanks to @findinghannalouise and @weareplaster for looking after us and a steady supply of @deadmansfingers and @mermaidgin 🙌