Hackney Council,

Greenest ever Hackney Carnival

Hackney Carnival 2018 Mare Street

This week’s Hackney Carnival is set to be the greenest ever, following a raft of measures to increase recycling and reduce waste. 

The measures, which include free water stations at eight locations to encourage people to bring reusable bottles, and staffed waste facilities to boost recycling, are part of the Council’s commitment to reduce the amount of plastic waste generated in Hackney. 

Traders at the event have been encouraged not to use plastic materials and marketing and promotional materials for the event have been produced with minimal plastic components. 

PA systems on floats are also being powered by renewable vegetable oil generators which do not emit greenhouse gases. 

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm
As a Council, we’ve committed to some of the most ambitious actions of any local authority in the country to reduce waste and emissions. This year’s Hackney Carnival is set to be the biggest ever, but it’s also going to our most sustainable Carnival to date, and we’re encouraging those who attend to think about their impact on the planet. 

That’s why we’ve provided free water so people can bring reusable bottles and a recycling station so we increase recycling at the event, both reducing the amount of waste produced and ensuring that a greater proportion is recycled rather than incinerated.


Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

The next Carnival will build on these measures, ensuring that sustainability remains at the heart of the event. 

Hackney Carnival takes place on Sunday 8 September. Find out more: www.hackney.gov.uk/carnival.