Showcasing word-class headline acts, Summer Haze is your go-to for a mesmerising summer filled with music and memories. Over the past few years, Summer Haze has connected music enthusiasts in Tauranga and Matakana.
Closed Loop has continued to work with Summer Haze to provide epic sustainability results including recycling and repurposing more than 80% of all waste!
Repurposing more than 80% of waste
Our Closed Loop team hand-sorts all waste from the Summer Haze each year.
Similar to other music festivals, waste included aluminium cans, soft plastics, food waste and packaging, paper cups, glass and other miscellaneous items. Based on Closed Loop recommendations from 2021, waste generated reduced by 56.8%!
With low waste input, and an additional two waste streams in 2022 we have repurposed and recycled more than 80% of waste to create a sustainable event for all Summer Haze attendees.
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At all events, Closed Loop hand-sorts all waste to ensure we can repurpose as much as possible.
One of the main material streams recycled included aluminium cans. These were recycled locally and made into other aluminium products.
Plastics 1's, 2's & 5's
Bottles and other plastics were bailed and recycled into new rigid plastic items locally and overseas.
Recycled locally into paper pulp for recycled paper products and packaging.
To increase recycling capacity, glass was separated by colour. Clear glass was crushed and recycled into other glass products.
To increase recycling capacity, glass was separated by colour. Green glass was crushed and recycled into other glass products.
To increase recycling capacity, glass was separated by colour. Brown glass was crushed and recycled into other glass products.
Coffee cups and take-away soft drink cups were recycled through Simply Cups into saveBOARD, a low carbon building material.
Soft plastics were collected and recycled into saveBOARD, a low carbon building material.
See how we have refused, recycled and repurposed at over events:
We proudly work with like-minded events and venues to create sustainable results.