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Falls Festival will donate $20 from every ticket sold to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) until midnight of Christmas Eve. 

This joins the $20,000 raised during the Black Friday campaign that was donated to the Salvation Army disaster relief.

The support of the RFS comes in conjunction with the North Byron Parkland fire management plan recognising that parts of the festival site are at high risk for bushfires, including some parts of the campgrounds.

The approval of the North Byron Parklands development , which included an increase of patrons to 50,000 and a $42 million project development, signified a need for the festivals using the site to think more consciously about their impact on the local environment.

Falls is no longer having single use plastic bottles or cups. Photo Supplied.

Falls Festival is taking many steps to increase their onsite sustainability practices.

‘As they travel around Australia spreading cheer through music and arts, the crew behind Falls Festival also seek to care for and amplify the natural wonder of the environments that they call home,’ the press release read.

These steps include no more single use plastic bottles and cups, onsite recycling and sorting stations that divert up to 46 per cent of waste from landfill each year, and the use of compostable packaging and utensils by food vendors. 

 


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