Sustainable event management is a collection of tools, processes and procedures that event organizers and operators use to make events greener. This can include a film festival offering free shuttle service and bike parking to reduce the number of car commuters and their resulting CO2 emissions, or a food festival serving items in biodegradable containers that won’t be sent to the landfill. It can even include event organizers sending encouraging messages to followers on their social media pages asking them to consider their waste output and environmental impact before, during and after the event.
All events generate large quantities of waste especially when catering facilities are provided. We encourage you to recycle and there are companies who can help you with this. Ideally waste should be segregated at source by providing separate plastic, glass, cardboard bins. Alternatively you may decide to use litter pickers to collect waste and then sort it at a collection point. You do not need to register this activity with us as it falls under paragraph 2 of the Non Waste Framework Directive. However, you must comply with certain conditions:
- The waste must be stored and sorted on the site it was collected
- The waste must be stored in a secure place
- You should also consider the location of storage so you do not cause pollution