Aiming for Zero Waste events in Ludlow

Posted on: Tuesday 1st May 2012

Following a successful pilot project at last year’s Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre, social enterprise Cwm Harry of Newtown are working with Ludlow’s famous food festivals to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. 

As well as providing recycling containers and collections for stall holders and visitors Cwm Harry staff will sort what has been thrown away into separate waste streams, such as plastic, glass, cardboard and food scraps.   This intensive sorting ensures materials are not mixed together, and converts waste into a valuable resource.

Alison Thomas from Cwm Harry said “Our experience of Zero Waste projects has shown us that people are keen to avoid sending rubbish to landfill sites. Through our Zero Waste Events service we can engage with the public, exhibitors and festival organisers to put systems in place to really improve the green profile of events.”

Beth Heath, Food Festival Operations Director said “Ludlow Food Festival are delighted to be working with Cwm Harry on reducing the amount of waste that the festivals produce. Going green is certainly what we have been working towards for the past few years and striving for a zero waste festival would be a fantastic outcome for the events that happen in May & September.”

The key to success is knowing what to do with the materials! The sorted waste from events is taken to Cwm Harry‘s network of reprocessors for recycling.

For more information contact: Alison Thomas 07972 858313 alison.thomas08@gmail.com