Sustainable metal

For a number of years, Sweden Rock has worked in different ways to try to minimize the festival's environmental impact. For example, we have sorted and recycled the festival garbage, used climate-friendly energy and switched to a water-efficient sanitation. However, each department has more or less worked separately, and we have not always been good at telling our visitors about the work that has been done.

 

However, over the course of the last few years we have begun a more systematic environmental undertaking, aiming to structure and systemize the work that we do, and to further improve ourselves within the area. We are convinced that a greater focus on sustainability will not only make our festival better, but by sharing our plans we also hope to inspire others.

 

Below, we describe some of the sustainability activities that are underway.

Recycling

All trash from the festival area is sorted and as much as possible is recycled. This has been done for years, and will of course continue.

 

Energy and vehicles

Via our partner Enkla Elbolaget, we supply the festival area with environmentally friendly, locally produced energy. We also strive to successively replace our fossil-driven vehicles with more sustainable alternatives.

 

Sanitetary units

A few years ago, we switched our water-flushing toilets to vacuum-flushing ones. This resulted in a reduction of water usage with 75 percent.

 

Food and Beverage

We strive for a larger share of the food and drink being served at the festival to be organic and locally produced. We also wish to increase the proportion of vegetarian and vegan food, meaning that we actively will request these types ahead. In order to minimize food waste, we give left over portions to charity organizations.

 

Usage of disposables

A few years ago we switched to degradable silverware and plates in our own restaurants. We also request these types of alternatives from all external vendors.

 

Merchandise

We also strive to increase our climate-smart, organic and ethically produced merchandise. For instance, nearly all t-shirts in the collection are made of organic cotton.  

 

Communication and digitalization

We embrace the digitalization process and minimize our usage of paper by phasing out printed material. For example, 2018 was our last year printing a festival program. By this decision only, we will reduce our paper consumption by 2000 kg.

 

As we are now a part of a large global network (via Live Nation), we will continuously and mutually exchange ideas with other festivals of how to improve in the area of sustainability. Read more about Green Nation and our sustainability charter here.

 

Our sustainability plan is continuously evaluated and evolved.  

 

 

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