The Newbury and District Agricultural Society has been working hard over the last few years to ensure its waste management plan for the Royal County of Berkshire Show is sustainable and eco-conscious.
With thousands of attendees the show creates a lot of waste. Organisers work closely with MJ Church on a waste management plan, providing a good selection of recycling bins across the showground during the show weekend, making it even easier for visitors to dispose of their waste.
In 2018, over 14 tonnes of waste was removed from the showground after the event, 10 tonnes less than in 2017. 84% was recycled and 15% was transferred from waste to energy.
The show team is appealing to visitors to bring their own carrier bags, water bottles (and fill up at free water stations), look out for exhibitors who are offering recyclable cups and other products, and to ensure they dispose of waste in the bins provided.