We are working closely with our waste partners to explore how we deal with the amount of waste generated by the event and have set ourselves some ambitious and stringent targets for recycling. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will provide suitable facilities for visitors, traders, and operators to recycle their waste.
During the event, all our general waste is used for energy recovery. Also, all our waste oil from the catering stalls is picked up and recycled into biofuel, and any pallets or reusable timber is donated to upcycling projects. We continue to look at our procurement as part of the hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. As part of this, we have banned Polystyrene and other single use plastics (i.e. straws, cutlery, sauce sachets etc.) as well as banning the sale of helium filled foil balloons. The reusable cup and mug scheme at the Bavarian Village has a huge impact on reducing our waste. Moreover, by introducing more bottle refill points and encouraging staff to have their own reusable bottle, we hope to further reduce the number of plastic bottles used on site for both guests and staff.