Reduction at source
In addition to implementing concrete recycling actions, we increasingly invest our
efforts in reduction at source. A number of positive habits are already well established
in this domain:
- We have reduced the use of individual water bottles by opting for 18-litre water
containers in backstage areas and in the pressroom.
- Since 2004, measures implemented to reduce use at source have allowed us to decrease
waste by over one third.
- We advocate the use of internet documents for press conferences. We also make USB
keys available to journalists, who may also download information to their handheld
If placed end to end, the 30,734 500 ml bottles that the Festival
spared in 2011 would reach the same height as 22 Eiffel Towers.
Reuse and valorization
We have developed an exclusive range of eco-friendly products, including 100% recyclable
and reusable bags made of jute and polypropylene, as well as clothing made from
natural and recycled fibers that have been certified as environmentally sound.
We exclusively use hydroelectric power, which produces less pollution, for all our
developmental operations. Only emergency generators are powered by gas. In addition,
we make efforts to reduce nighttime and daytime illumination in order to minimize
our electricity consumption.
We recover rainwater to water a number of planters located on the site.