Environment | Noosa Food and Wine

Protecting our Environment

Here in Noosa we take Planet Earth seriously. And at Noosa Food & Wine Festival, we're changing our own practices to create a truly sustainable event experience.

When you’re visiting our beautiful region we ask you to please treat it with respect and join us in being good environmental citizens.

Here’s how to enjoy Noosa Food & Wine Festival while keeping your green credentials in check:

Trees for Tourism

We've teamed up with Tourism Noosa to support their Trees for Tourism initiative. $1 from every Festival Village ticket purchased will go to Noosa & District Landcare’s Noosa Trail Network rehabilitation initiatives.

Your contribution as part of the Festival Village ticket price will help provide shade trees for walkers, assist with erosion and improve the habitat for local wildlife species.

Plastic Free Noosa

We're working with Plastic Free Noosa to continue to eliminate single-use plastics, reduce plastic waste, implement composting and help educate our patrons to deliver as sustainable a Festival as possible.

Don't print your ticket

No matter which Noosa Food & Wine Festival events you're heading to, you don't need to print your ticket! Just show us your ticket on your mobile and we can scan it from there.

Sort it out

While you're in the Festival Village, make use of our garbage, recycling and compostable stations correctly.

Not sure which bin to use? Make sure to inspect the signs at our stations or our friendly Waste Warriors will be in the Festival Village all day long to give you a helping hand.

Refill and reuse

Every Festival Village ticket includes a reusable and recyclable BPA free glass from our Eco-partners Globelet! Use it in the Festival Village to try out new drinks and sip on your favourites, rinse and reuse.

At the end of the day don't forget to take it home with you. They're perfect for picnics out and about or sundowners by the pool.

Jump on a bus

A complimentary shuttle bus will run from Noosa Junction and Noosaville to the Festival Village.

Back to tap

Plastic Water Bottles have been eliminated from our event! In the Festival Village, simply use your festival cup and grab a drink of water from Unity Water's free water refill station or BYO bottle. Of course, sparkling may also be available if that takes your fancy - in glass.

Turning back to earth

Not only are we eliminating single-use plastics at the event, we have committed to composting our disposable alternatives! All the food and the packaging used by our Festival Village vendors are compostable products which can go in our bright green bins.

We will then be delivering this to our composting partner and turning as much of the festival waste as we can back into dirt for our farmers and environment and diverting it from landfill.

Plastic Bag Free

We cherish the ocean at our doorstep and Queensland has gone plastic-bag free. At the Festival, we consider this to mean no plastic carry bags, any thickness.

Please consider bringing a small reusable bag from home to carry all your treasures.

Sustainable ingredients & suppliers

We're also choosing to work with suppliers who are doing good things in their own day to day operations, from recyclable kegs to solar panels to offset their daily energy output.

Tips and tricks for home

Learn from the best in the business at our Festival Village, chefs, producers and drinks purveyors will be running daily sessions providing tips on what to do at home.

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