To the extent possible, the Øyafestival will always choose products that are the most environmental friendly, during production, when it is in use and when it becomes waste. We focus on environmentally friendly, Eco-labeled, biodegradable and recyclable products. When we consider buying a product we think about durability, repair, services and alternative solutions for disposable products. We aim to prioritize local suppliers. To save the environment from transport costs, we prefer coordinated deliveries. Our partners and suppliers must follow laws and regulations in accordance with HSE regulations. Øyafestivalen requires that suppliers takes packaging in return.
As far as possible, the festival has a return policy on goods and products that prove superfluous. This is to avoid an unnecessarily high inventories after the festival. In 2015, we entered into a partnership with Matsentralen. This partnership includes that all the food that is left after the festival is over, is donated to Matsentralen and then given to people in need in Oslo.