Recovering ans Recycling Waste
Festival-goers can taste in a glass with its own special holder, which they can keep as a souvenir when the event is over.
As a general rule, priority is given to recycled materials (glass or carton), energy-efficient machines (power generators, LED lights, etc.), as well as wooden panels to close off the site.
Special care has been taken with water management during the festival. For instance push-button glass washing machines are available to the public at several locations to reduce water use.
At the end of the festival, the tarpaulin banners will be made available to associations for reuse.
Once again this year, the Bordeaux Wine Festival will be a sort of «Vinethon»! That means that all the leftover corks will be collected every morning to be recycled. The money that is made will be given to Agir Cancer Gironde, a non-profit association devote to cancer research.