WHAT A WASTE
Everyone has same complaint about Electric Picnic as ‘disgusting’ pictures emerge in wake of Stradbally fest
- 22:56, 5 Sep 2022
- Updated: 22:56, 5 Sep 2022
PEOPLE have been left outraged and “disgusted” by shocking images that emerged in the aftermatch of Electric Picnic.
The popular Stradbally music festival ran across the weekend from Friday and came to an end yesterday.
But despite revellers having a blast across the three-day music festival, others have expressed their anger about the amount of plastic and rubbish left behind.
One woman said she was “actually disgusted” as she shared a photo on social media from Electric Picnic of a huge pile of rubbish which included beer cans and water bottles.
Another person said: “Wait until you see the state of the place tomorrow at around midday with expensive tents and everything else abandoned.
“At least that stuff can be easily picked up and recycled.”
Another person wrote: “Yet again, no surprise.”
And a third added that the rubbish was “downright disgusting.”
But other people claimed that there were not enough bins provided at the popular music festival.
One person said: “There were not enough bins to be honest.
“Many people just brought rubbish to the toilet areas.”
And someone else added: “As much as this is an actual disgrace, the lack of bins at the festival was annoying.”
Meanwhile, Electric Picnic bosses have said the festival is a “zero waste to landfill” one.
According to them, they run a three-bin system meaning that every bin station at the Main Arena comprises of a compostable, recyclable and non recyclable bin.
They also said: “As set out in our Green Nation Sustainability Chapter, we recognise our responsibility to preserve the live music experience for generations to come and have a tremendous opportunity to inspire climate action at Electric Picnic.
“We acknowledge the impact that the festival has on the environment, are committed both to telling the truth about the scale of the climate and ecological emergency, and to taking urgent action.
“Electric Picnic’s environmental impact comes primarily from the transport taken to the festival the energy required to power it, alongside the waste generated, water used, food and drink consumed, and the overall effect of the festival on the flora and fauna of the site.”
They added: “Each of these impact areas have been assessed in the context of their impact on, and the contribution to reaching the relevant UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“Our commitment towards reducing Electric Picnic’s environmental impact is assessed annually by Julie’s Bicycle, a not-for-profit organisation working on sustainability within the creative industries, as part of their Creative Green certification.
“In 2019 we achieved an incredible 5/ 5 stars, thank you to everyone who helped us achieve it.”