Recycled material in 2016
- SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL
Selective bottle collection
The Festival will collect bottles all over the different stages, all the single bottles will be separated and recycled in three different places afterwards:
- Glass bottles
- Plastic bottles
- Other different materials
The collaboration of the public will be necessary for all this activities. That’s why we ask for your help and invite you to throw out all the bottles on the containers located at the access points; Terrazas del Kursaal, Playa de Zurriola, all the beach bar outside areas and all over the beach.
The Heineken Jazz Festival will have a crew of 25 people for this job all over the Festival’s duration.
Recycling and reusing of the production and information material
All the material used for the Festival, including news bulletins, publicity boards, signalling system, the stage covers or flags will be reused or recycled if they can’t be used again.
Daily measuring and publication of the recycled products at the Heineken Jazzaldia’s website.
The results of garbage collection of the night before will be published every morning in our website. Always measured in kilograms.
Plastic bags reduction
The use of plastic bags will be reduced and, if necessary they will be replaced by paper bags.
Electricity consume control
The electricity consume will be reduced at the Festival concerts.
For the scenarios lighting the production crew will install LED lights. The organization will use solar loaders for all the electronic devices too.
The Festival’s official website will carry information of buses and trains to reach San Sebastian, as well as local buses to move around the city. :
Dbus city line will provide additional bus services during the festival.
Other lines to arrive to San Sebastian:
- LA GUIPUZCOANA S.A.
- HIJOS DE ANTONIO AREIZAGA S.A.
- EKIALDEBUS S.L.
- GARAYAR S.A.
Train lines to arrive to San Sebastian:
San Sebastian has amount of bike lanes to travel all over the city. You can use or rent a bike to access to different stages.
Take advantage of the different services that the city of San Sebastian brings you.
The Festival commitment that the beach will be in good use at 8 a.m. every morning
This is already being done from previous years, that’s why the Festival has already extensive experience in achieving this goal.
We want the beach in perfect conditions for all the users, like if it hadn’t been thousands people a few hours earlier.
A team of 25 people, with regular equipment, will be cleaning the beach every day after the last concert.
Continuous selective collection and waste generated during concerts
The Festival will have a team of 20 people to recycle waste during concerts. This way we look forward to reduce the amount of waste that has to be cleaned after the concert.
Information about recycling
Maps on the Kursaal Terraces will show where the recycling points are.
Removing glass and metal containers in Festival grounds and venues
In the area of the Kursaal Terraces and the Zurriola Beach a big crowd of many thousands is expected during the Festival.
To try to ensure a safe environment, an essential measure is to prevent introducing glass and / or metal containers.
The case of glass containers is especially dangerous. A glass container can fall and break, with the risk of injury not only during the concerts but also beach goers, as it is very difficult to clean all the pieces of glass, and the smallest fragment left in the sand can cause serious cuts.
The audience must understand the situation so we ask for your cooperation to prevent this type of materials.
Surveillance of backpacks and bags is a common practice in all events that expect a large crowd, such as football stadiums and music festivals.
How this will be done
In all entrances to the Festival grounds there will be a system of container exchange in this way:
- Glass: the content will be transferred to a plastic cup, provided by the organization, and the glass container will enter the recycling process.
- Metal: the content will be transferred to a plastic cup, provided by the organization, and the metal container will enter the recycling process.
- Plastic: the cap will be removed and the container will be returned to its owner.
NOTE: The caps removed will be given to a Fund Raiser for a humanitarian cause.
At the main entrance to the Kursaal Terraces there will be a Festival Meeting Point which will provide the following:
- Meeting point for lost children.
- Lost and found.
- Festival Information.
- Festival Merchandising.
First Aid and Police
In the area of the Kursaal Terraces and Zurriola beach there will be different First Aid and Police posts and stations:
- Red Cross
- Fire Department
- City Police
Caution for young audiences hearing
The organization will provide ear plugs for children under 12 in closed venues (Kursaal Auditorium, Victoria Eugenia Theatre, San Telmo Museum, Plaza de la Trinidad).
Warning messages will recommend children under age not to be too close to the PA system.