14-16 July 2023
Bristol Harbour Festival
We work hard to make sure Bristol's beautiful streets, waterways and squares are not affected by the Bristol Harbour Festival but we need your help to make this a success. Each year we look at ways to minimise the carbon footprint of the festival. Here are some of the current measures.
Bristol Harbour Festival ensures that 100% of the waste from the festival is recycled or used to create renewable energy. 0% of the waste goes to landfill. Please help us to maintain the best rates of recycling by using the bins that are put out across the city centre and harbourside, and we will do our best to empty them regularly.
The festival’s toilet waste goes to the bio-gas plant in Avonmouth to be turned into energy.
We all know the damage that plastics are causing to our oceans and rivers. Please consider not bringing any single-use plastic products to the Bristol Harbour Festival but if you do, please use our recycling bins.
We encourage every food trader and company trading at the festival to ensure they use recyclable packaging and limit food waste. We strongly discourage any single-use plastic being used by our partners at the festival including straws.
We have many great food markets but if you decided to bring a picnic, please take home as much of it as you can and dispose of it carefully.
It's important to stay hydrated, particularly if the weather is hot. We will be providing water fountains around the site to enable you to refill your bottles. You can find these at Millenium Square and Queen Square.
The power for our festival comes from the main supplies throughout the city’s parks wherever possible. Elsewhere we utilise generators with bio-fuel to minimise emissions and impact of the festival’s power consumption.
The biggest impact you can have on the festival’s carbon footprint is to consider your mode of transport to get you to and from the event. As a city-centre festival, this event is easily accessible through public transport and served by Bristol Temple Meads within easy walking distance. We encourage anyone coming from nearby neighbourhoods to walk or cycle and utilise the cycle parking across the city.