We have engaged fans, artists, and municipal partners to plan and implement strategies that will help make Plisskën as environmentally responsible as it can be. We believe that our commitment to sustainability is a vital part to the Plisskën experience. Who says you can’t have fun while changing the world?
So how did we do? For starters, Plisskën received the prestigious international Greener Festival Award (Commended)! Previous winners (2012) included Leeds and Reading Festival.
Take a look at these impressive results:
77% (1235 kg) of the waste generated at the event was reused, reduced or recycled via our collaboration with the Hellenic Recovery Recycling Corporation (HERRCO), which kindly provided informative material and freebies to everyone.
PF13 Waste by Type
Quantity collected and recycled (kg)
FILM (material used for recycling bags)
Only 375 kg of residual waste went to the landfill.
Compost bins were available and used for food waste at the catering area courtesy of the ATHENS BIOWASTE PROJECT.
Our long term goal is to make Plisskën a zero waste event, where all waste is reused, recycled or composted. We have a long way to go to reach this goal and we can’t do it without everyone’s commitment.
Thanks to BIANATT we were able to provide special bins for recycling Electrical and Electronic Equipment waste. BIANATT also provided important support for our Greener Festival Award efforts and application.
Our special carpooling event page was created by Carpooling.gr, so that the festival could be accessed in a sustainable fashion. Plisskën’s sustainable transport efforts didn’t stop there. We had the pleasure to showcase Podilato, who in turn gave out an amazing IDEAL Moovic bike to one lucky winner on the festival day! Another lucky concertgoer had the opportunity to win a complete Freebord, sponsored by Freebord Greece!
We are committed to promoting good practices, such as NGO work, and this year we were lucky to have Organization Earth with us and their amazing Indian Tepee.
Our Club Stage water cooler provided free, fresh water thus contributing to a smaller consumption of plastic water bottles!
A big hit was once again Plisskën’s typical Greek Garden, where our sponsors made it possible for Plisskën to provide a cool shade under typical Greek plants and trees, such as olive, laurel, oleander and pomegranate trees along with basil, lavender, thyme and rosemary. We are grateful to Andrew Clements and Oikosteges for providing us with his beautiful, modular, green cushions!
The entire event was powered by volunteers! Volunteers brought the entire Plisskën effort to life, both on the day of the festival, and behind-the-scenes leading up to the big day.
Just like every year Plisskën produces its Carbon Footprint report in addition to carrying out a transport survey, in collaboration with Global Challenges, an indispensable colleague and consultant to the festival! You can download the report here.
Thanks to an in depth analysis of our operations we have identified our strengths and weaknesses so that we can continue to improve for years to come. We look forward to working with our sponsors and supporters to always strive to be better.