Bio-based packaging at North Sea Jazz

Starting with this year’s edition, North Sea Jazz will no longer make use of fossil fuel-based plastic for cups and other food disposables, such as plates, boxes, containers, cutlery and straws.

As of 2019, the festival will only use biodegradable materials. The new bio-based cups will be collected and re-used, and the other bio-based disposables will be composted, together with the food waste.

The new cups for North Sea Jazz are made of bio-based PLA. This is a renewable material, made of corn or sugar beet. The cup looks and feels like a traditional plastic festival cup, but because it is made of bio matter, its CO2 footprint is much smaller. The cup has already been used at Lowlands and Down The Rabbit Hole. The cups can be collected, separate from the other waste material, after which they will be recycled.

The organizers of the NN North Sea Jazz Festival, MOJO Concerts has signed the Plastic Pact NL, initiated by the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works. More information.