We want those responsible for organizing The Electric picnic festival to put procedures in place to ensure that the current level of plastic pollution created by abandoned tents at the EP campsites is not permitted to continue.
End Electric Picnic Campsite Carnage
We want to see the introduction of ...
1. A refundable deposit per tent and camp chairs scheme in ALL campsites at the Electric Picnic festival.
2. Official campsite patrols to assist and advise festival goers setting & packing up.
Why is this important?
With a capacity of 70,000 people, the Electric Picnic (EP) is Ireland's largest gathering of music & arts and it has established itself as one of the world's most unique festivals. However the growing environmental cost of hosting such a large-scale event needs to be addressed most notably with the increasing volume of tents abandoned each year. Plastic used to make these tents can take thousands of years to biodegrade. Tents should NOT be "Single Use Plastic Items" - they take up valuable space in landfill sites and are polluting the natural environment, having a significant impact on our oceans. In 2022 EP recorded a pre-tax profit of nearly €30 million and we would like to see some of this profit set aside to effectively deal with this plastic waste problem. We want to offer "Hope & Accountability" as a motivating force to current and future festival goers so the question goes from: “ It's a disgrace, what have we done? ” to one of “ What can we do better? ”.