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Back in 1989, Wargrave had a number of forward thinking environmentalists who, in conjunction with Friends of the Earth, organised a recycling centre on Mill Green for the duration of the Wargrave Festival. This was a major step forward considering up to that point almost nothing was being recycled from household waste.  The aim was to encourage people to walk or cycle to events and bring their glass jars, bottles, aluminium cans and wastepaper to the recycling point with the aim of 'perhaps finding a permanent recycling point in the village'! 

32 years on, the Wargrave Festival Green Team have been meeting to make plans for how to improve the green elements of the Wargrave Festival in 2022 and beyond. We hope we can build on past years' actions by enhancing the robust waste management and recycling system further.

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our commitment

  • Insist that external caterers use biodegradable packaging or compostable packaging

  • Have more signage to encourage individuals to separate out food waste, soft plastics, biodegradable and general waste

  • Source funding for more Green Team members on site to remind people of their responsibilities with regards to correct bin usage

  • Offer glasses only from the bar to be used across all events

  • Provide bike and scooter racks to encourage cars to be left at home during event attendance

  • Provide CSR credentials from the external suppliers of the marquee, furniture and toilets

  • Use a sustainable energy supplier

  • Assist external suppliers with commercially compostable recycling

  • Eradicate all single use plastics from the event

  • Provide LED lighting throughout and ask suppliers to do the same

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The Green Team would love further support from the community on the plans to ensure that the 2022 Summer of Love Festival is the greenest to date. If you own or work for a company that would like to be involved in the green plans or have knowledge that could assist the already strong Green Tearm, we'd love to hear from you at info.wagravefestival@gmail.com

sponsor the green team - £500

If you share our desire to reduce our impact on the environment, sponsor our Green Team and align your brand with the 2022 Festival's best news story.


  • Branded t-shirts worn by the Green Team at the majority of festival events over 19-days

  • Logo on Wargrave Festival website sponsor's page Company named as sponsor in festival programme and company named as sponsor on Green Team page of the festival programme (if confirmed by 1 Jan 2022)

  • Logo on sponsor's board permanently displayed at the entrance to the festival marquee for the duration of the festival (over 20 events held in marquee)

  • Sponsor acknowledged on Facebook to over 1000 loyal followers with link to your page or website

  • 2 tickets to the marquee opening night event - the Pub on the Green 25% discount for festival programme advertising

Contact Ally Holloway at allisonmholloway@gmail.com if you are interested in sponsoring our Green Team and having your company brand seen at all festival events.

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