Town Recognised at 2022 WasteSorted Awards

Published on Monday, 23 May 2022 at 11:00:00 AM

2022 WasteSorted Waste Avoidance (Events) Award 

At last week’s prestigious WasteSorted Awards, the Town of East Fremantle won the WasteSorted Waste Avoidance (Events) Award for the 2021 George Street Festival. Accepting the award on behalf of the Town was Mayor Jim O’Neill, alongside Connor Warn, Waste & Sustainability Officer and Carly Filbey, Community Engagement Officer and festival organiser.

The Town has been running East Fremantle’s George Street Festival since 1989 and last year the festival successfully banned single-use plastics from all areas of the festival and instead opted for reusable alternatives, providing over 20,000 reusable items to all food and beverage vendors.

With over 10,000 attendees eating and drinking over the seven-hour duration of the festival, only 146.6 kilograms of waste was produced, 48 kilograms of waste sent to landfill with 98 kilograms of waste being recovered.

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