Garorock is committed to a responsible approach.
This desire stems as much from the convictions of the festival as from its place of birth: the site is set on a natural wooded area and on NATURA 2000* spaces which are made available temporarily for the event.
Garorock wishes to preserve this wooded site on the banks of the Garonne river in order to ensure the sustainability of the place and therefore of the festival.
Waste management is one of the major challenges in the organization: the festival spreads over more than 20 hectares of land. Significant resources are deployed to manage the collection, sorting and recycling of waste. In 2019, all the teams deployed made it possible to reuse 56% of the waste on the festival's concert site, but it was only 5% for the campsite.
All together we can improve this common objective to 30% by 2021 so that our waste is less and becomes a resource. How? Simply by disposing it in one of the 300 sorting points installed throughout the festival or by contacting outreach and collection teams.
As part of the CSR approach initiated by Garorock, we are working with all stakeholders on continuous improvements in order to reduce the environmental impact of the festival, with two new themes addressed for 2020: transport and catering.
*Natura 2000 is an European network of natural sites, which aims to preserve animal and plant species and their natural habitats considered to be of common interest because they are threatened on an European scale.
56% recycling done on the concert site
16 tons of waste sorting reused on 4 flows(cardboard, PET, glass, oils)
130 people participating in the garo-sorting system