Wonderfruit Festival Eliminates Single-Use Plastic

Wonderfruit, Thailand’s pioneering, sustainable celebration of art and music has eliminated single-use plastic for its upcoming festival Dec. 14-17 in Pattaya, Thailand. The move is in line with Wonderfruit's fundamental ethos of sustainability and community.

After joining Plastic Pollution Coalition earlier this year, Wonderfruit made major changes to reduce the festival's plastic footprint:

  • "Wonderers" are encouraged to bring their own bamboo or steel flasks and bottles.
  • All food will be served on compostable tableware. Wonder Feasts will be served on areca nut palm leaf plates.
  • Drinks will be poured into cups made of bagasse, the fibre that remains after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice.
  • Reusable steel cups will be available for purchase. 

Now in its fourth year, Wonderfruit is built on six pillars: Arts, Music, Family, Farm to Feasts, Talks & Workshops, and Wellness & Adventures, all of which are informed by its ethos to use the event as a platform to catalyze meaningful and positive impact.

As part of the festival's Scratch Talks, Dianna Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition will speak along with Bea Johnson, author of “Zero Waste Home;” Dr. Singh Intrachooto of Bangkok’s Kasetsart University; and Anukool Saibejra, the founder of Folkrice. This year's music line-up includes: DJ Richie Hawtin, Roots Manuva, Khruangbin, Gui Boratto, and more.  

Throughout its history Wonderfruit has pioneered eco-friendly initiatives, including making the event carbon positive and planting a mangrove tree in Myanmar for every "Mangrove Drink" sold.

"I commend Wonderfruit for taking action to reduce the festival's plastic footprint on the earth," said Dianna Cohen. "Congratulations, Wonderfruit for working towards becoming a zero waste festival."

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