4 Circularity lessons learned from DGTL festival

DGTL festival grounds filled with people at NDSM

DGTL festival kicks off the festival season on Easter weekend at the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam. This festival boasts an extensive lineup and an artsy-industrial design, bringing in hundreds of devout techno fans each year. But DGTL also prides itself in the fact that it is very rapidly on its way to become the world’s first circular festival in 2020.

Just like citizens of a city, festival goers need drinks, food, electricity, sanitary facilities and shelter, and also dispose of a fair bit of garbage. This makes the DGTL festival grounds the perfect ‘living laboratory’ to test out innovative new circular models and technologies. Each year they test out new ways to close material loops, eliminate CO2 emissions, and increase environmental awareness.

Here are four lessons we can learn about circularity from one of the world’s leading pioneers of the circular economy.

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