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We are banning single-use plastic bottles, straws and aluminium cans!

The Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival Inc. is extremely lucky to be nestled in rolling green hills on the edge of Gondwana World Heritage Listed National Parks. Dorrigo, like the rest of the earth, has an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife. To protect this, we have decided for our 17th Festival to ban the sale of Single-use Plastic Bottles, Plastic straws and aluminium cans. Once again we will have Filtered Water Stations for festival patrons and water urns backstage for performers and volunteers. The Keep Cup walls will be in place, this year bigger with more cups! Festival goers are encouraged to take a cup to use and return to be washed and placed on the wall for use again. Food Stalls will be selling home-made lemonades in place of canned soft drinks. The Festival Committee are also extremely excited to announce that we are working with Cheeki Bottles to bring you these Stainless Steel DF&BF Inc. water bottles, in silver and pistachio, to our merch store. Being as environmentally friendly is something we feel strongly about. Over the years we have implemented policies and infrastructure such as the Rubbish Rooms, which were made possible thanks to the Blue Mountains Music Festival. The Rubbish Rooms are run by volunteers to help festival goers place their waste in the correct bins. We are delighted to make this announcement during #plasticfreejuly2018 and remind everybody to #byo bottle!! It has been so inspiring to see so many musicians and festivals support and take similar actions. To read on how festivals can ban plastics, head to Green Music Australia to read up. If you’re interested in cutting back on plastic, Plastic Free July  has some very useful tips. Please share this with all your festival going friends so they don’t forget their reusable bottles! #plasticfree #ditchplastic #plasticfreejuly #byobottle#lifelivedright #protectmotherearth 

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