Enva at Edinburgh Fringe

Enva at Edinburgh Fringe

Scotland’s most famous festival, Edinburgh Fringe is working with Enva to reduce its impact on the environment.

At the event, which welcomes visitors from around the world, thousands of tonnes of rubbish collected on the Royal Mile will be turned into renewable energy, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF). RDF is produced by shredding and dehydrating solid waste, avoiding landfill.

The Fringe has taken over responsibility for waste collection in the High Street from the city council, which is bringing in an extra 40 staff to keep the city’s streets clean this month.

Olly Davies, the Fringe’s head of marketing, said: “We’re trying to do as much as we can to reduce the Fringe’s carbon footprint over the next five years and we have just published a new sustainable guide which provides sensible steps for venues to reduce waste.”

The Fringe Society has pledged to reduce the amount of paper it uses by a third over the next five years, including tickets for shows and its official programme. Venues are also being urged to curb the production and distribution of flyers this year, as well as encourage audiences to get to shows using “greener travel options”, such as walking or cycling.

The 17 new bins on the High Street have been designed for the Fringe by the Edinburgh-based artist Eilidh Muldoon, and feature the new Enva logo.

Catherine Grant is managing the events waste collections, supported by the team at Enva’s Newbridge depot.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe runs from 3 to 27 August 2018, see edfringe.com for further details.