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Pukkelpop makes new cups… old cups

If you plan for this and next year for a pint to drink at Pukkelpop, does that perhaps for a small particle from the same cup. The festival sets cups made entirely from recycled material existence, but not reusable. And that while the Flemish government in the fight tied at the wegwerpbeker.

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In the fight against the garbage that the summer festivals every year, cause, Coming with a striking initiative at times. The Limburg festival wants to the cups for next year recycle the PET-waste of this edition. Pukkelpop work jointly with the City of Hasselt, brouwerij Maes Pils and Fost Plus.

With the idea, that is, in 2016, appeared on the Baraque Futur, a mini-festival Pukkelpop in the sign of sustainability, it is equally experimented. The festival goes into the sea with the startup Tridea, a new technique has been developed to make the cups recyclable. This is at least 15 tons of PET waste is required.

“This initiative Pukkelpop illustrates in a very tangible way the concept of ‘circular economy’, says Fatima Boudjaoui, spokesman of Fost Plus. “Moreover, it underscores one of our key slogans; the objects of tomorrow, the sort you today. This kind of innovative projects we support like.’

The only key to success

The announcement of Pukkelpop seems weird timed, because the Flemish government less than a week ago in her zomerakkoord lens that disposable cups from next year will be banned at events. But that is only true for events that the government organiseeert, punctual Pukkelpop spokesman Frederik Luyten.

“The future will show whether this is a sustainable alternative to the disposable cups that only 40 per cent recycled material. We’re now going to try the circle to close, and our beer mugs for 100 percent recycled raw materials to produce’, Luyten further.

He would not have said that Coming in the future will experiment with reusable cups, but also not that perfect. “We can not yet estimate. Therefore, we must have the help of OVAM on. They go with us in this project, monitoring and research.’

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