Reducing waste at events
Avoiding waste is a great opportunity to enhance the profile of your event and reduce your impact on the environment.
To get you started, have a look at our video of a recent concert at the Trafalgar Centre.
So why reduce waste at events? As well as showing the environment matters, the feedback from visitors and event organisers has been overwhelmingly positive where good waste minimisation is built into the event.
There are many ways to start your journey towards a zero waste event, and solutions can include:
- Diverting food waste.
- Designing waste out of your event by eliminating single-use and extra packaging at the early planning stage.
- Consider using reusable items, and solutions such as wash stations on-site.
To help you with your planning we have created some easy-to-use guides:
These great ‘how to’ videos by ‘Beyond the Bin’ will also help you plan and deliver a waste-free event.
Download Bring Your Own Cup or Bring Your Own Reusables posters (161KB PDF), Bring Your Own Plates, Cups, Cutlery Poster (81KB PDF) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a printed copy.
Understanding what can or cannot be recycled is also important for event organisers. Check which plastics can be recycled.
Compostable plastics can’t be recycled – learn more about how this type of plastic should be used.
You can download signage for bins below:
- Recycle – Hangarua (plastic bottles and cans, no number symbols) (30KB PDF)
- Recycle – Hangarua (plastic bottles and cans with numbers) (30KB PDF)
- Recycle – paper and cardboard (25KB PDF)
- Glass – Koata (27KB PDF)
- Compost – Wairākau (food scraps, paper plates, paper serviettes, wooden cutlery) (27KB PDF)
- Compost – Wairākau (26KB PDF)
- Compostable Plastics (27KB PDF)
- Industrial Compost – Kapu whakawairākau (25KB PDF)
- Coffee cups and lids only (24KB PDF)
- Landfill – Ruapara (26KB PDF)
- Sign for closed bins (28KB PDF)
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