WRAP zero waste events guide
WRAP, from the UK have developed guidance and best practice supports designed to help events along the journey to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2020, no matter size, type or location. The supports cover the 3 stages of event management: Event Planning, At the Event and Post Event.
Event Planning covers the planning, contracting, training and pre-event communication required to set the stage for a successful zero waste event.
At the Event itself, waste is produced from participants, sponsors, attendees and workforce.
After the event re-use comes into its own, breakdown is the culmination of waste management, reporting comes together and evaluation ensues.
Zero waste events mean using resources more efficiently, creating potential cost savings while reducing environmental impacts. It is estimated that the majority of events currently recycle only 15% of total waste – which is both economically and environmentally unsustainable.