Carfest promotes cleaner green waste for composting
The longstanding 'Carfest' event, hosted by Jody Scheckter on his Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire had a different spin on things this year.

In a bid to increase the public's understanding of green waste composting and the issues that arise from poor quality inputs, particularly the inclusion of plastic, Mr. Scheckter was able to arrange for the racing circuit to go through the centre of the composting yard this year. This not only provided a new dimension to the racing but highlighted to the 84,000 visitors the importance of composting in today's throw away society.

This year, Carfest was a bigger success and noticeably better event than the previous five years. In the last five years there has been a maximum of 19,000 people/day attending. This year it rose to 28,000 a day for three days with a total of over 84,000 over the full duration of the event. Fund raising for BBC's Children in Need raised around £1.3 million, a fantastic effort by all.

Jody Scheckter commented 'Having the track/hill climb extend through the compost site, not only enhanced the driver's experience but also exposed compost in a positive way to over 84,000 people. From the feedback we've had, I believe there is a great opportunity to promote recycling of green waste, plastic and possibly other materials, suggestions of an environmental village to educate the public on recycling next year may be an option'

ORG has been promoting the importance of clean feedstocks for composting for some time and is delighted that the message is spreading through the work of events such as this.

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