Many of you raised our Sustainable Cup Deposit system, and how you were having to pay multiple charges across the weekend and felt the festival was profiting.
This year we will be improving the communication around this scheme: in theory it should mean there is a one-off deposit per person, and you can continue to exchange your cup throughout the weekend (so please do hold onto them!)
It is proven to be the most environmentally-friendly way of running things, meaning we can incentivise the return of these to be washed and reused, rather than used once then binned. In 2021 we tried this with the cups being returned for their monetary deposit, but unfortunately this system was abused, with cups becoming currency and in a couple of instances being stolen from behind our bars.
So we will continue with the deposit system, but with any leftover deposits we will be launching a new Environmental Fund. This will directly invest into tangible measures to reduce the impact of the festival. We look forward to sharing at the end of the festival how much this total was, and the causes it will support!