Spark Arena switched to 100% compostable serve-ware for public events on 1st September 2018.
This means all serve ware and products you receive while at Auckland Craft Beer and Food Festival are served in carefully-sourced plant-based alternatives from reputable local suppliers. Compostable waste, which includes cups, lids, straws, cutlery, napkins, food boxes and food waste, will be delivered directly to Envirofert (a local composting plant), where it is transformed into quality compost in the space of just three months!
We have compost bins located around the arena, so you will have two options when at an event. Almost everything we give you will be compostable, but there is always the chance of contamination from random items people bring in their pockets, so we do have some landfill bins for anything that has come from outside.
The only thing that you need to do is to be sure you’re popping your waste in the right bins - compost or landfill. You can check what goes in which bin pretty easily, but in short - all drink containers and food packaging goes into the compost bins.
Whilst the festival cup isn’t compostable, it has been designed as a keepsake so please take it home, reuse, and relive happy memories from the festival. Failing that - if you don’t wish to take home, please pop into the designated festival cup bins as you exit the venue.