Environmental Impact

Nibley Festival has grown year after year – and this is something that we’re of course delighted about. But as we grow in popularity our potential impact on the environment also increases. So we’ve put together a little bit of guidance to help all of us minimise our footprint on our beautiful site and the environment around it.

Travel responsibly
Travelling to our festival makes up one of the biggest chunks of our total carbon emissions generated.

  • Share your journey. If you’ve a spare space in your car or are looking for one, go to our GoCarShare page.
  • Go by bus. We've put on a free shuttle bus service - both ways all weekend - for Wotton, Charfield, Kingswood, Dursley and Cam residents. More details can be found on Getting Here.

Recycle your rubbish
We provide recycling bins around the festival and campsites - please remember to use them. All waste is processed through a waste transfer station sorting plastic, cardboard, paper and metal for recycling. All food/drink retailers are required to use recyclable, re-usable or compostable containers. You might find it helpful to know there’s fresh clean drinking water throughout the site, tested by the local authority - so no need for lots of plastic bottles.

Reusable cups
Following your feedback we now use re-usable plastic cups with the Nibley logo at our bars – saving the use and disposal of thousands of disposable plastic cups. It’ll cost you just £1 for your first cup which you can then get refilled or exchanged for a clean cup at no additional cost. At the end of the festival you can keep your cup and any left overs will be cleaned and stored for next year. 

Eco-Friendly Recycled Wristbands

This year we are using eco-friendly wristbands made from the recycled material rPET.  PET is recycled polyester which is strong and durable. It is produced by collecting, sorting and recycling PET and then refining the material into flakes which can then be turned into new products, such as fabric.

Save Paper - Don't print your tickets!
We can scan the barcode from your tablet or smartphone.  (Signal can be patchy, so we advise you to have them downloaded before you leave home.)

Help us do more to protect the planet
There’s also lots of other things we’re doing on site to help give back to our planet such as trying to ensure food and drink is locally sourced where possible, and using sustainably sourced and recycled materials for festival signage where we can. We know we could do more and we'd love to hear your ideas on what more we could do - email with your ideas.

Huge thanks to illustrator Ben Javens for the use of his Green Man logo for our Green Space.