The National Multicultural Festival and the Actsmart Public Event program have again joined forces to provide recycling facilities at this year’s festival.
NMF Stallholders along with the public, have the opportunity to recycle all cardboard, paper, cans, plastic bottles, glass, grey water and cooking oil.
As many of you will know a great deal of the waste from the festival is left over food and other organics like fruit and vegetable skins, coffee grounds and food scraps. This year traders who are willing to separate this organic waste, will be provided with a food waste / organic material bin which will be disposed of into one of our local composting facilities. Further information on how to sign up for one of these bins will be provided at the NMF Stallholder information evening that will be held on Monday 3 December 2018.
This year NMF has made the pledge to support the ACT Government Straws suck campaign. This means we will be encouraging traders to not automatically hand out a straw with drink purchases as well as encouraging traders to buy paper straws for those patrons that really need one. Stallholders can also make the pledge themselves by going to the www.actsmart.act.gov.au website.
Oz Harvest has also come on board this year and will be collecting donations from Traders who have excess food at the completion of the festival.
Further information on what food is eligible and how to donate will be provided at the Trader information evening.
As at previous festivals, festival management will need stallholders to follow the waste management guidelines listed below in order to minimise the amount of waste sent to landfill by the festival.
Further details about waste management and how to report any issues or problems can be directed to Waste Away Staff (site office located in Waste Compound) or by approaching an event volunteer.
An Actsmart representative will be available at bump in and throughout the event for any assistance you require.
The National Multicultural Festival is signed up to the Actsmart Public Event Recycling program and therefore is committed to improving the sustainability of the event.
To assist us in doing this we ask that any food or beverage containers used at the festival meet the following requirements:
If you have any questions or would like some advice on purchasing packaging, please feel free to contact Shelley Cooper, Actsmart Public Events, on 6207 6644.