Sustainability will take centre stage as a core focus across Grazed and Grown by Regional Flavours, with environmental initiatives implemented across event operations and programming.
Grazed and Grown will endeavour to achieve close to 100% recycling of event waste. To assist with this, Mallow Sustainability have been engaged to create a bespoke recycling platform for the event, established off learning from Regional Flavours 2019.
Mallow will manually sort through all event waste, separating it into respective categories for recycling, such as cardboard, glass and organic. Mallow will utilise any organic waste to create compost for plants.
Under this agreement, Mallow will also be conducting educational engagements. This will include face-to-face consultations with event stallholders, with the purpose of educating and assisting in the execution of processes for organic waste management.
In line with Brisbane City Council sustainability guidelines, no balloons, plastic straws, or single use plastic bottles will be permitted at the event, instead, visitors are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles and to re-fill at one of the many onsite bubblers. In addition, vendors must commit to utilising eco-friendly serve ware.
More so, The Marketplace at Grazed and Grown has been specially curated to showcase eco-conscious artisans and growers within a 250km of Brisbane City, thus encouraging support for local producers, seasonal produce, and ethical product.
Finally, all 18+ ticketholders will receive a reusable wine glass on entry to the event and tote bags will be available to purchase at the South Bank Visitor Centre to discourage the use of single use plastic bags.