Never give up on your cup
With this campaign, we want to encourage you to return your plastic cups and bottles to the bar, collection point, or special waste bin on our terrain, so they can be recycled. Did you know that recyclable cups can’t be recycled in a sustainable way when they get mixed with sand, or when dropped in the wrong bin with other waste? So, as our Party Animal, you play a crucial part in our plastic recycle plan. In 2018 we joined the Plastic Promise, an initiative of Dutch frontrunners from the event industry that stimulates responsible use of plastic at events. Our goal with this initiative is to, within three years, replace at least 50% of all plastic disposable into reusable products or into high-quality recyclable products. Together with our partners such as Coca-Cola, Heineken, and Beelen Event Services, we try to achieve this goal. Last year we introduced special embossed soft cups and a new system enabling us to improve our waste separation. Be a part of our goal and ‘Never Give Up On Your Cup!’
Leave no trace
We feel honoured to have the opportunity to return to the lush and green surroundings of Haarlemmermeer year after year. To leave the terrain almost untouched, we collect every single cup and cigarette bud after the festival, so there's no trace left behind.
Green festival soul
Mysteryland is one of the most sustainable festivals in the world with several awards and certificates under our belt:
EE Music Award for the highest reduction in energy consumption of all European festivals (2015)
Industry Green Certification ** (2012)
Industry Green Certification * (2013 & 2014)
A Greener Festival Award (2014 & 2017)
Participation in Green Deal Waste Free Festivals (2016 and onwards)
We at Mysteryland operate on strict energy policy. All crew members, suppliers, and technicians work on an energy-saving level to make sure we build and run Mysteryland as efficiently as possible.
This year, we’ve reunited with 10,000 HOURS once again to organize another volunteer day. On May 15th, we’ve made improvements to the farm (Zorgmanege Stal Starro) and created a colourful festival surrounding in order to bring their participants a true festival experience.
Our delicious Dutch tap water belongs to all of us, and therefore we are pleased to offer it to all of our Party Animals, for free. At Mysteryland, you will find the water bars everywhere, and you can fill your cup or bottle up for free. At the water bars, you can also purchase our limited edition water bags. Our water is not only delicious but also helps us save lots of plastic. Cheers!
Located right in the middle of our camping grounds, you can find our Recycle store. Here, we rent out items that we've collected at other festival camping grounds. You can rent used tents, air mattresses, or other camping gear. This means no hassle of carrying a lot of heavy camping gear, and after the festival, you can bring it back to the store!
The camping guardians help to keep an eye on things, keeping our campsite green and tidy. During the weekend, you can collect a trash bag from them, and if you need help on Monday morning, they'll be happy to help you pack up your tent! This way we'll keep the camping grounds clean.