Music festivals' large crowds create a lot of waste, much of which gets recycled and composted. Photo courtesy of Outside Lands.
From pounds of waste diverted from landfills to number of carpooling rides (still!) available to Outside Lands, we've created a rundown of some music festivals' impressive environmental benchmarks.
U.S. festivals (Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza) that have won awards for sustainable practices from British nonprofit A Greener Festival
Pounds of waste recycled or reused from Bonnaroo in 2011
Cost of a water refill at Outside Lands
Fine for vendors who use Styrofoam at a festival in Monterey County
Length in yards of the food waste container at the Monterey Jazz Festival
How many times more damaging to the environment methane emissions (found in food waste) are than CO2 emissions
Pounds of waste composted from Outside Lands in 2011
Number of rides available to Outside Lands on carpooling website Zimride.com as of press time
Cost of a day parking pass to Treasure Island music festival