ZERO WASTE FESTIVAL
The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center is striving to make the Rougarou Fest a Zero Waste Event. A zero waste event follows sustainable practices to send the least possible amount of waste to landfills. The key to a zero waste event is careful planning so that all materials used and disposed of are reusable, recyclable, or compostable. The Rougarou Fest will set up Zero-Waste Stations for those recyclable and compostable materials such as bowls, cups, food scraps, and plastic bottles.
Festival organizers will purchase products that are either compostable or recyclable in order to reduce the amount of waste that stays in landfills. They will also work to begin educating festivalgoers on how to dispose of their trash at the event.
The festival will set up stations for those recyclable and compostable materials.
Compostable items at the festival will include:
Items to be recycled include:
Non-food contaminated paper and cardboard
Items to be thrown in the trash include:
In addition to reducing the amount of trash produced by the event, we are proud to offer a Recycling Center where you can use the bottles and cans collected at the festival to buy stuff! Just bring your bottles or cans to the Rougarou Recycling Center to collect tickets and redeem prizes.