CSR & Environment

Reducing Garorock's impact on the environment and preserving the Plaine de la Filhole are key concerns for the festival.

Camping Garorock - Plaine de la filhole

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Waste management, waste reduction and selective sorting

We manage and recycle our waste at the festival sorting centre, with 90 tonnes collected in 12 streams during the event, reaching 65% at the concert site and 53% for the site as a whole by 2023.

  • - In 2023 we have reduced our waste by 10% compared to 2022.
  • - 400 bi-flow or tri-flow collection points (waste sorting bins) are spread throughout the festival site, with additional bins in the restaurant areas.
  • - A team of 140 people is permanently dedicated to waste management.
  • - 2 tonnes of biodegradable waste are collected thanks to the use of compost bins in the catering areas of the concert site and the technical catering.
  • - 100% of the tableware provided at the festival is compostable or reusable.
  • - 1 tonne of used edible oils are collected and recycled into biofuel units
  • - 656 free water points and the authorisation of water bottles for 2 years on the festival site
  • - Sustainable and generic signage for our on-site collection points
  • - The collection of foodstuffs during the festival enabled us to collect 6,608 kg of non-perishable products and meals for redistribution to users of the Banque Alimentaire de Marmande, our local partner.
  • - 15,000 pocket ashtrays distributed free of charge in 2023, with a total of 12,000 cigarette butts recycled.

Mimiting and controlling water consumption

In collaboration with Val de Garonne Agglomération and SAUR, we are distributing free drinking water in the camping area and on the concert site. Since 2021, the installation of water fountains in the backstage area has saved 1,880 litres of plastic bottles by 2023, the equivalent of 5,200 50cl plastic bottles.
In 2023, 752 push-button taps were available at the festival.

40% of our sanitary facilities are equipped with vacuum technology, saving 80% of water compared to a conventional flush.

Sustainable food

Garorock has opted for responsible, well-considered and fair catering, based on environmentally-friendly production methods. We work with local producers, and the fruit and vegetables consumed at the festival represented 6.5 tonnes, all from local Marmandais agriculture.

In 2023, 80% of our stands had a vegetarian offer.

RSE in 2023

The festival has signed a sustainable development charter to promote responsible practices among our participants, partners, sponsors and all employees and technicians working for the event.

GAROROCK has produced its first greenhouse gas emissions report. This assessment has enabled the festival to establish a decarbonisation strategy with concrete qualitative and quantitative objectives.

Following the 2022 edition, the festival generated 13,400 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, or 100 kg CO2 per festival-goer, 52% of which was due to transport by car.

This represents the carbon footprint of 1,940 people per year (source: ADEME).

The carbon footprint is a complex and sometimes imperfect process. However, it remains a valuable tool for understanding and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.