Marenostrum Fuengirola aims to become one of the most sustainable festival venues in Spain and Europe

Fountains will help eliminate the use of plastic bottles. / ON

The town hall has announced that several drinking fountains will be installed in the enclosure for the use of its workforce to eliminate the use of plastic bottles

Tony Bryant

Fuengirola’s Marenostrum Music Festival will reinforce its commitment to environmental sustainability at this year’s event by installing several drinking fountains for use by its workforce to eliminate the use of bottles in plastic.

Since its creation in 2016, the festival, which is held within the grounds of the Château de Sohail, has been committed to an environmental policy to make the grounds free of single-use plastics, which is one of the SDG objectives. of town hall.

Staff will be given a ‘reusable bottle’ that can be refilled at the dispensers, which will supply water from the local network and will be located at various locations around the compound.

At last year’s festival, staff consumed over 4,720 bottles of water.

The city’s deputy mayor, Rodrigo Romero, claimed that omitting plastic bottles from this year’s festival “will avoid generating unnecessary plastic waste”.

“One of the actions we are working on the most is the one that leads us to become one of the most sustainable sites in Spain and Europe. We want to be a global reference in terms of sustainability and for this we have set ourselves sustainable development objectives for how to manage the enclosure,” said Romero.

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