Tuawa and Rototom break record and avoid 600,000 plastic bottles
Thanks to the Valencian company Tuawa, part of Global Omnium, 168 tons of CO2 have been saved for the planet, which would mean approximately 8,500 trees. Last year Rototom became the first festival in Spain to replace plastic bottles with filtered water, saving more than 420,000 bottles.

The cultural event held annually in Benicassim has managed to identify sources of greenhouse gases and calculate the volume of CO2 generated in order to reduce it progressively.

In May Rototom achieved certification, by Aenor and in accordance with the international standard ISO 14064-1:2018, of its validated carbon footprint.

Last Tuesday, August 22nd, the Rototom Sunsplash reggae festival closed its doors, which in this edition has achieved another milestone with the saving of more than 600,000 plastic bottles. thanks, among other actions, to the filtered water fountains offered by Tuawa, the Global Omnium company with which it leads sustainable festivals in Spain. It should be recalled that thanks to this collaboration, the festival has already managed to avoid the consumption of 420,000 plastic bottles in its last edition in 2022.

“This commitment highlights the commitment of the Rototom festival, since many years ago, in recycling, reuse of resources, recovery of materials and environmental commitment,” said Tuawa and Global Omnium.

In this way, Tuawa/Global Omnium and the Rototom Sunsplash have managed to save the planet in this week of the festival more than 168 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, which would mean approximately 8,500 trees, as each tree manages to clean between 10-30 kilos of CO2 per year.

Benicassim, 2023-08-20. Sustainability (Others-Culture). Photo by: Luca Valenta © Rototom Sunsplash 2023.

Environmental ambassadors
In addition to the installation of filtered water fountains, Tuawa deployed a team of environmental ambassadors, who organized a number of dynamic and awareness-raising activities at the site. Tuawa, in addition to raffling tickets for the reggae event on social networks, coordinated various workshops for children who attended the event with their families.

Giant board games, workshops and painting and mural photography contests have served to raise awareness of responsible water consumption and denounce the current state of our seas and oceans. All this to raise awareness and about the commitment that we all must assume in the care and preservation of our natural environment.

Carbon footprint
It is precisely from this collaboration with Tuawa that the carbon footprint measurement process carried out by Global Omnium has derived. As reported last May, Tuawa and Global Omnium are leading the new stage of sustainable festivals with the International Reggae Festival Rototom Sunsplash, which already has the certification by Aenor and in accordance with the international standard ISO 14064-1:2018, of its validated carbon footprint.

“Knowing the direct and indirect emissions that it generates allows us to map out actions to be able to offset and reduce emissions. It is about knowing exactly the impact and effect of everything we do environmentally, to refine what we are implementing to improve. It is a bet for the planet”, said sources of the festival that during this edition, the 2023, has brought together in one week more than 222,000 people.

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