The Banchory Beer Festival in northeast Scotland has become one of the first events to sign up for the Not-for-Landfill campaign.

The campaign, started by waste management service One Stop Waste, aims to support businesses in the northeast of Scotland and reduce the volume of waste going to landfill sites in the region.

Mungo Finlayson, co-founder of festival organiser MFGF Events, said: “We are delighted to be the first events company to pledge our support to this campaign by reducing recyclable waste at our festivals. Over the past three years we have become more and more aware of our carbon footprint and have always maximised on recycling opportunities where possible.

“We up-cycle a lot of materials, building our own bars with old palettes and potato boxes, and also recycle all cardboard, paper, plastic, and cans at the festival already. Implementing and joining the Not-for-Landfill campaign will ensure that all of our events boast a sustainable approach in becoming much more environmentally friendly.”

One Stop Waste Not-for-Landfill campaign manager Stuart Youngson added: “Our aim was to create a free, green, network and resource that would support and promote the good work that organisations are doing to avoid landfill.

“With forward-thinking companies like MFGF Events on board we aim to achieve our other targets too, such as saving at least 1000 tonnes of waste from going to landfill collectively in the first year.”