This year’s Battersea Park Fireworks, which sold out in record time, is to be carbon neutral for the first time, said the event’s organisers at not-for-profit organisation Enable and  Wandsworth Council.

The 50,000-capacity event on 5-6 November will involve a display delivered by Titanium Fireworks, which has worked on projects including the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve Show and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

This year’s event sold out ten days before the show, whereas last year’s Saturday display sold out four days prior to the event.

Working with Event Decision, which provides tools to support planners in connectivity and sustainability, Wandsworth Council and Enable are implementing measures in an effort to make sure the event is carbon-neutral. These include tracking the carbon footprint throughout the event and offsetting all unmitigated emissions, as well as eliminating all single-use plastics on site. It will also ensure all waste is sorted and nothing goes to landfill.

Titanium Fireworks has partnered with a UK tree planting scheme to offset the footprint of all explosives and its journey to the event.

Following the fireworks display, the event will also include an 18+ Battersea Bierkeller Afterparty at Evolution London, which is located within the park.

Enable said it will gift 5,000 tickets to local children’s service, emergency service staff and charity and community groups.