ZERO WASTE



A GREEN GRIN

PROGRAMM

Thanks to music, theater, dances, meetings and food, the Grin is a place where for a few days it is possible to celebrate life, understood as not only cultural but also environmental biodiversity: the profound respect for the fragile ecosystem is realized through a conscious path towards Zero Waste and the experimentation of new aggregative models that consider the reduction of our ecological footprint a priority. The path is in progress, constantly evolving, perfectible and open to new stimuli and suggestions.

Here are the main points of this edition:
  • Reduction of separate waste collection centers;
  • Adoption of some dry compost-toilets, from which our physiological waste will be exploited;
  • Invitation to participants to bring their own non-disposable crockery;
  • Possibility of receiving non-disposable crockery (deposit of 5.-);
  • Presence of a dish washing area; Adoption of designer cloth napkins produced by the Treebu project (https://progettotreebu.ch/), a socio-educational project for the reintegration of young people who have interrupted their educational path.

GOALS 2022:
  • Total waste reduction: last edition 5 bags of 110L were produced, this year we would like to produce a maximum of 2 bags of 110L;
  • The reduction of chemical toilets: last edition 10 chemical toilets, this year 8 (plus 1 perishable);
  • Compost production from the 2 compost toilets for fruit plants.

LONG-TERM GOALS:
  • Further reduction of the total quantity of waste;
  • Publication of the origin of certified food raw materials;
  • Replacement of all chemical toilets with compost-toilets;
  • Explicit invitation to reach the festival by public transport;
  • Explicit invitation to bring your own non-disposable crockery;
  • Official certification of Zero Waste Festival.