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Ultra Music Festival Commits to Continuing Environmental Protection and Sustainability Campaign

Ultra Music Festival Commits to Continuing Environmental Protection and Sustainability Campaign

Ultra is ready to create a memorable—and clean—EDM festival experience for attendees in 2020.

On July 23, the festival made a groundbreaking announcement stating that they will continue its ‘Mission: Home’ environmental protection and sustainability campaign in Miami, FL. A vow was made that will see Ultra’s vendors, employees, and attendees coming together in order to reduce environmental impact.

“We are happy to announce that our Mission: Home sustainability initiatives including our Leave No Trace policy, single-use plastic reduction efforts and recycling program will continue in 2020 and beyond,” says Ultra’s Senior Manager of Sustainability, Vivian Belzaguy.

Photo Credit: Kyle Stevens

Photo Credit: Kyle Stevens

The popular electronic music festival also revealed that they are returning to Bayfront Park in downtown Miami next year. The Miami New Times reports that Ultra will see an estimated 165,000 concert attendees from around the world in 2020. In the past, the festival showcased dynamic performers such as Paul Oakenfold, Tchami, and Swedish House Mafia.

Fans of Ultra can expect the festival to take its cleanup campaign seriously as it heads into a new year. Previously, Ultra has avoided the use of 526,000 single-use plastic items and diverted 60,360 pounds of waste from landfills from its ‘Mission: Home’ initiative. Ultra says that it will prohibit beach access, in addition to placing a ban on balloons, confetti, and Styrofoam.

Photo: Kyle Stevens

Photo: Kyle Stevens

Concerns of plastic bottles isn’t bothering Ultra, either. Through the festival’s ‘Leave No Trace’ policy—a recycling and composting program—the three day event plans to see an increase in free water refill stations to reduce plastic water bottles. Ultra is also banning single-use plastic straws, cups, and food packaging.

“This event has set the bar very high for all events…We were astonished at how clean the park was from the start of each day to the end of each day,” Virginia Key Beach Park Trust Special Events Liaison Michelle Swaby wrote in an email to the City of Miami Commissioners. “Even the attendees did their part in throwing trash in the proper receptacles.”

Ultra will take place in March 2020. Fans can learn more about the festival’s ‘Mission: Home’ sustainability plan here.

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