By 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Landfill should be a thing of the past just like disposable plastics. Composting and recycling more can help residents, businesses, and city government save money, conserve natural resources, and protect our climate. San Francisco has already set up a North American record for recycling and composting, but we need your help to reach zero waste! We are striving to make our Bastille Day Festival a zero waste and low single use plastic day and we need every participants help to achieve our goal!
Our Bastille Day Festival falls right in the middle of "Plastic Free July". It is a worldwide movement, originating in Western Australia in 2011. The goal of "Plastic Free July" is to encourage people to be more aware of their disposable plastics use. This involves supporting behavior change and helping others #choosetorefuse shopping bags, straws, takeaway containers, and coffee cups. Learn more here and lets take on the challenge together!
15 recycling stations with signage to know what to do with your waste: recycling, compost or trash
Volunteers and our partner Green Mary will assist visitors at the stations
Zero waste booth by our partner fillgood where you can learn more about zero waste & plastic free living
No plastic water bottles, no plastic straws - water will be served by the glass, just like wine and beer
Food vendors will use compostable food service ware
Food leftovers will be donated to food runners and delivered to a suitable feeding program in San Francisco
How You Can Help
Bring your own! Disposable plastics are rarely recycled. To help us reduce waste, here is a list of reusable items you can bring:
AS A THANK YOU: You'll get a 25cts discount anytime you refill.
You can purchase reusable essential products thanks to our zero waste partner Fillgood:
Get 10% off with the code BASTILLE
10% of the profits will be donated to the Bastille Day committee.