Abergavenny goes plastic free

We announced our first ever official sustainability policy for our 20th festival last year. For Abergavenny Food Festival 2019 we want to do even better, and we’re proud to announce that our town is leading the way.

This month Abergavenny has been awarded Plastic Free Community status by the marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) joining a network of towns and villages across the UK who are tackling the problem of throwaway plastic.

Rachel Yates, SAS Plastic Free Communities Project Officer, said: “It’s great to see the work that Plastic Free Abergavenny has done to reduce the use of avoidable plastics, raise awareness and encourage people to refill and reuse.”

Thirteen independent cafes in Abergavenny have been awarded Plastic Free Business Champion status and have removed single-use plastic from their businesses.

We’re excited about making our 2019 festival our least plastic ever and are working hard with stallholders and suppliers to find sustainable alternatives. You can find out more about our 2019 sustainability policy for our stallholders here. Or find out more about Surfers Against Sewage, and see if your town could become a Plastic Free Community here