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Bioglitter support project to promote sustainability at festivals

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We have thrown our support behind a project to promote sustainability at music festivals.

We are helping fund a new report and knowledge hub, designed to provide inspiration and best practice on reducing the environmental impact of the festival market.

The Show Must Go On report 2025 will essentially be the information resource for music festivals looking to drive greater sustainability at their events.

The organisers behind the report are also developing an online knowledge hub which will offer a range of content from policy documents, example case studies of best practice, action plans and example tender documents.

Our commercial director, Stephen Cotton said: “The Show Must Go On Report was first conceived in 2015 and has been an information resource for the festival scene. The new 2025 version will take this to a new level, creating a knowledge hub for festival organisers who are looking to make sustainability and green practices core to any event.”

He added: “Bioglitter™ is about creating a step change in the industry and trail blazing the new standard in eco-glitters, we are the makers of the world’s first plastic free glitter. Our goal is to help create a movement and champion eco-friendly practices in the festival market and the beauty industry as a whole. It was a natural fit to help fund this project, which is driving greater sustainability in the festival industry.”

Bioglitter™ is particularly concerned about issues such as greenwashing, with firms making false claims about the green credentials of their products. Stephen said: “Sustainability and biodegradability is a very complex topic, and it’s important that people understand the different technologies out there and what to look for to ensure they are genuinely reducing their impact on the environment. In our industry for example, we have companies selling glitters based on products like PLA or Cellulose Acetate or Cellophane and claiming it’s biodegradable, none of these products actually degrade in the natural environment, so even when organisers and the public are trying to do the right thing they are purchasing a product which is harmful to the environment.”

For more information on the Show Must Go on Report visit www.powerful-thinking.org.uk