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Plastic pollution at festivals poses a significant environmental challenge, characterised by the extensive use of single-use plastics such as cups, cutlery, and packaging, often leading to massive amounts of waste generation.

These events, which attract large crowds, result in a surge of plastic consumption, exacerbating pollution levels. Despite efforts to implement waste management systems, inadequate infrastructure and a lack of awareness among attendees often lead to plastic litter contaminating festival grounds and associated ecosystems.

Additionally, the disposal of plastic waste from festivals contributes to the broader issue of marine pollution, as a considerable portion of it ultimately finds its way into water bodies, endangering marine life and ecosystems.

EXIT Festival

INSPIRE will team up with the renowned EXIT Festival organised in Novi Sad (Serbia), to implement biodegradable products and avoid plastic waste. This effort will encompass diverse preventive strategies such as Zero Waste Cosmetics, utilising PHA for coated paper applications and implementing Food Coatings.

In addition to directly engaging with visitors, INSPIRE will also involve caterers, retailers, and consumers in training sessions focused on zero-waste supply chain solutions. These efforts aim to heighten awareness of preventive alternatives.

EXIT is a two-time winner of the “Best Major European Festival” award. Held annually at the 18th century Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad, Serbia, EXIT originated as a student movement advocating for peace and freedom. This festival has been spearheading numerous socially responsible projects over the years.

Through the Green EXIT platform, this festival aims to mobilise and facilitate the cultural shift towards sustainable living habits, ethical choices, and responsible event practices. Over two decades, EXIT has evolved into one of the world’s most prestigious festivals. So far, the festival has welcomed more than 4 million visitors from over 120 countries worldwide.


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