Here at Abertoir Horror Festival we do our best to keep our negative impact on the environment around us to a minimum. Below is some information about how we work that we hope contributes to improving the festival’s low environmental impact.
Where possible, we encourage attendees to use public transport or car share when making their way to Aberystwyth. Once here, attendees can walk, use local buses or taxis, or car share in order to travel from accommodation to the festival venue. Festival publicity/website actively encourages the use of public transport.
Festival staff and guest travel is conducted almost entirely by public transport (trains domestically, flights internationally) or by car share.
We use a two-bin system and encourage people to dispose of their rubbish appropriately. When we clean up the auditorium we separate recyclable waste from landfill waste. We encourage people to make use of reusable goods, and to get rid of their rubbish in the right bins.
Where possible, we endeavour to source our merchandise from sustainable and ethical brands and companies. For example, since 2020 our festival t-shirts have been available to order from Teemill. This print-on-demand approach means we avoid any waste, and Teemill’s products are made from organic cotton and printed in the UK in a renewable energy powered factory.
We frequently reuse supplies from previous editions of the festival (no doubt you’ve noticed!), and never throw away any merchandise or decoration if it can be used again. We keep all materials except for a limited print-run of festival posters un-dated to ensure they can be used year-by-year.
A plastic-free town
Aberystwyth is an accredited plastic-free town. Accordingly, Aberystwyth Arts Centre has cut down on the amount of single-use plastic available in-line with this accreditation, and continues to seek out ways of reducing single-use plastic and other waste.
Got ideas on how we could be doing better? Please get in touch!