6 brands for eco-conscious festival-goers

6 brands for eco-conscious festival-goers

Festivals are responsible for a huge amount of plastic waste and some of the major festivals have made significant pledges to reduce their use of single use plastic in the coming years. Social Supermarket have pulled together the best brands to help reduce your environmental footprint this festival season.


Full Circle

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Forget shower queues this summer and keep clean & fresh from the comfort of your own tent with this festival survival kit.

Everything is either reusable, biodegradable or recyclable and Full Circle donate a portion of each purchase to charity. These charities include Charity: water, which is a nonprofit organisation bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries, and The Raw Foundation, which helps to educate, engage and empower young people to move towards sustainable consumption and production.

Most of the Full Circle products are sustainably sourced and from natural ingredients, all made in the UK, non-animal tested and vegan friendly, they are either reusable, biodegradable or recyclable which is great for the environment.

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GlobalWAKEcup

GlobalWAKEcup was born after old friends Buffie and Nick got together to reminisce about their time together in the music industry.

Nick says "Having put the world to rights, we got chatting about David Attenborough's now iconic Blue Planet II series and realised we both wanted to do something about the single-use plastic issue it raised... Along with Blue Planet and the film A Plastic Ocean, this fact gets us out of bed every single day" 

Each year 100 billion single-use coffee cups end up as landfill, that's enough to fill The Royal Albert Hall a 1000 times over

But with a problem this big, where do you start? The thinking behind what they do is part education and part real world solutions, backed up with 10% of profits going directly to their charity partners - The Marine Conservation Society. They believe small changes to our daily routine when multiplied across the globe can make a huge difference to our shared Oceans...... "It's only 1 plastic straw said 7.7 Billion people" is a line that has helped inform our thinking and also "If you can't reuse it , refuse it"..... In addition to the alternatives to single-use cups, bottles, straws and bags we offer, GlobalWAKEcup also get stuck in with beach cleans and promote initiatives like Plastic Free July. They are also planning some very special events with our new friends at The Royal Albert Hall and have talks, podcasts and workshops in the pipeline with some influential artists, musicians and actors all contributing their thoughts on sustainability and other environmental topics.

The UK Government estimates our total annual coffee cup waste equates to 30,000 tonnes and suggest that by 2025 more than 3.75 billion disposable cups could be used per year in the UK alone - staggering! What's worse is that of those 3.75B disposable coffee cups currently used, just 0.25 % are recycled. Our reusable WAKE products are made from sustainable, recyclable materials like farmed bamboo, stainless steel and double-walled glass. More and more of us are turning our backs on the throw-away society, so join the revolution by only choosing reusable.........WAKEcup and smell the coffee!

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Turtle Cup

Turtle Cup is on a mission to reduce plastic waste. In the UK alone, 2.5 billion coffee cups are thrown away each year. Many people believe that coffee cups are recycled. The reality is that just 1 in 400 coffee cups are recycled, and we want this to end. We LOVE our coffee, but we don’t want it to cost the earth!

They want to go a step further and walk-the-walk rather than just talk-the-talk. Thats why with every sale, they donate 50p to charities who’s mission it is to end single use plastic and clean up our oceans.

As well as this, Turtle Cup are a carbon neutral company. All of the carbon generated in the manufacturing process, and in the delivery of our cups to customers,  is offset through schemes and projects which reduce carbon output.

Our orders are handled by a fulfilment company called James & James, who are one of the only Soil Association-Certified fulfilment companies in the UK.

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Power A Life

Every time a Power A Life product is sold, they empower a child in a developing country with the gift of a solar light. These empowered kids can walk home safely from school, do their homework at night and have all got better grades as a result of the gift of light.

Power a Life started out as nothing more than an ambitious idea from two students whilst at uni. Jeremie and Stephen started building the company in a bedroom in Glasgow's South Side between lectures, until eventually it became their full time jobs.

From humble beginnings with a bold vision, Power a Life now sells the world's most empowering chargers and is positively changing school children's lives in some of the poorest countries in the world.

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Panda Packaging

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Panda Packaging was born out of a love and appreciation for the natural world around us and a burning to desire to sustain and heal our planet after seeing the devastating impacts of plastic pollution first hand.

The team at Panda Packaging are on a mission to help you reduce your environmental impact with their exciting, innovative, sustainable products. All of their products are handmade with love and care, without the use of harmful substances.

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Disco Dust

These biodegradable glitters and gels are used as tools to create, to express yourself, to be free and to inspire others to do the same. We want to look after the environment in style and have fun while we do it.

After launching online in November 2016, Disco Dust has grown from strength to strength, regularly seen across the catwalks of London and Milan Fashion week, in campaigns for Nike, and Bacardi Rum, on the drag queens of east London.

Each pot of biodegradable glitter is individually hand poured in the UK to guarantee perfection in every product and make all you disco lovers sparkle even more than you already do!

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