All Clean and Green for 2015 as the Dorset Waste Partnership joins Seafood Festival

02 June 2015

The 8th Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, taking place 11-12 July 2015 in Weymouth, has appointed the Dorset Waste Partnership as part of its aims to deliver an even more sustainable event this summer.

In line with their mission for a quality and sustainable Festival, organisers have teamed up with the Dorset Waste Partnership to ensure that the busy Festival site is not only clean and tidy but that the recycling process improves. Operations Manager for the Festival, Paul Mills, says: “With 50,000 visitors enjoying champagne and seafood from nearly 100 stands, it’s my job to make sure that the Festival environment is well cared for. The Dorset Waste Partnership has an impressive record in reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill, an important consideration for us when dealing with the tonnes of mixed waste generated at the Festival.  Together, we hope to provide a cleaner, greener Festival for our sponsors, exhibitors and visitors to enjoy, leaving them to concentrate on having fun and raising funds for The Fishermen’s Mission.”

In addition to the Dorset Waste Partnership’s involvement, the Organisers are also working closely with Comax UK who are the official suppliers of recyclable and bio degradable catering disposables to the Festival this year. Comax UK is sponsoring the Sustainability Awards, launched to reward exhibitors using regional and seasonal seafood.   This is in line with the Festival’s ethos of trying to get seafood lovers to eat what’s local and supporting their fishermen.

Dorset Waste Partnership’s Head of Strategy, Bill Davidson said:  “We are delighted to be supporting one of Dorset’s most successful events.  It is really important to see recycling and sustainability are high on their agenda. As councils working together, we are committed to supporting the local economy and provide commercial waste advice and services to businesses and events across the county.”

In addition to the wonderful array of local seafood stands, visitors this year can get ‘hands on’ in the Jurassic 360⁰ ‘How To’ Zone, as well as sit and dine in the ‘Hive Beach Cafe at Finn Square’ pop up restaurant. 

Full press release here (Word Doc)

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