We’re an eco-friendly bunch here at the Liverpool Spring Festival so we’re very excited to announce the launch of our campaign to keep our event free from any plastic that may be harmful to the environment!

As part of the initiative, all of our restaurants, cafes, bars & producers across the festival are being encouraged to sign a pledge to serve all of their food and drink in biodegradable containers only. Traders are also being urged not to use single-use plastic straws in drinks for this years Liverpool Spring Festival.

Plans to eradicate environmentally damaging plastics from the events have been revealed just days after the Government outlined its proposal to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste within 25 years.

Denise Harris, Director at SK Events, said:

“As a responsible organiser of a number of large public events and festivals, we are working towards making all our events free from environmentally damaging plastics by 2019.

“At this year’s Liverpool Spring Festival & Liverpool Food & Drink Festival, we are urging all traders to voluntarily replace harmful plastics with more environmentally friendly alternatives. Next year, it will be a mandatory requirement.”

Dominic Levi, owner of Neon Jamon, Tribeca, Three Piggies and Porky’s Ski Hutte, welcomed the move. He said:

“It’s really encouraging to see event organisers initiating change when it comes to sustainability at festivals.

“We’re all increasingly aware of our environmental footprint and there really is no need to keep on using damaging materials when there are plenty of alternatives available that are kinder to the planet.”

More than 30,000 visitors are expected to flock to Sefton Park for Liverpool Spring Festival from 29 – 30 April and an estimated 50,000 visitors are expected to attend Liverpool Food and Drink Festival when it returns to Sefton Park from 15 – 16 September.

The future certainly looks a lot greener!