Vietnam's Quest Festival Goes Plastic Free - a chat with Malcolm Duckett

| 03 Aug 2018
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03 Aug 2018

Quest, Vietnam’s biggest international music festival, is getting serious about single-use plastic waste in 2018. We caught up with Festival Director Malcolm Duckett at The Old Compass Cafe to hear about this exciting shift, and what’s coming up at Quest 2018.

Quest Festival has become Vietnam’s largest international music festival since its humble launch back in 2013. Held at Son Tinh Camp Hanoi in November each year, the good folk of Quest have added action on single-use plastic to their list of essentials for holding an awesome music festival.

It makes sense since we hear Quest’s lakeside location, around 50kms from Hanoi, is stunningly beautiful.

We're gonna head up to Hanoi in November for our first experience of Quest. We're looking forward to that too.

Have a listen to Festival Director Malcolm Duckett talking more about Quest 2018 in the video above.

Quest began back in 2013 as an escape from the city for a bunch of guys from Hanoi. It's since become a major regional celebration with DJs, bands, art, food and talks across the weekend.

Rusty Compass has been active in promoting plastic-free travel and tourism for a couple of years now. Our little base in Saigon, The Old Compass Cafe, where we met Malcolm, is free of plastic straws, plastic water bottles and plastic wrapped hand towels. And we’re exploring ways to reduce plastic waste in the kitchen too.

If you know of businesses taking action to reduce plastic waste, let us know. We'll list them on Rusty Compass.

You can check out our list of Saigon cafes and restaurants taking action to reduce single-use plastic here.

Quest Festival 2018
23rd - 25th November 2018
Son Tinh Camp (around 50kms from Hanoi)

For more on Quest, check their website here.

Mark Bowyer
Mark Bowyer is the founder and publisher of Rusty Compass.
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