Ultra Music Festival promises to continue its Mission: Home environmental protection and sustainability campaign at next year’s event and beyond. Initiatives including the Leave No Trace policy, a full recycling program, and plastic reduction efforts all strive to keep Ultra environmentally friendly — and proved successful in 2019.
According to Ultra, the Mission: Home efforts put in place this year avoided the use of 526,000 single-use plastic items. Ultra reports a total of 31% of waste diverted from the landfill. And, 100% of recycling was accepted by a local facility. It’s projected that 60,360 pounds of waste were avoided through recycling and composting.
In 2019, the Mission: Home campaign prohibited beach access, upped water refill stations and put a ban on styrofoam, plastic straws, balloons, confetti, streamers, plastic bags, etc. Free pocket ashtrays were also distributed to keep cigarette butts off the ground.
Expect more of this at Ultra 2020 and for years to come!
“We are happy to announce that our Mission: Home sustainability initiatives including our Leave No Trace policy, single-use plastic reduction efforts and recycling program will continue in 2020 and beyond.” — Ultra’s Senior Manager of Sustainability, Vivian Belzaguy
Ultra Music Festival – Mission: Home
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