Meetings Go Green : our latest guide on circular economy practices for the event industry
Your solutions for a zero waste event : How the event industry meets the circular economy
Our latest 24 pages guide will help make your meetings green & resource efficient
The purpose of this guide is to provide tools, best practices and courses of action to event managers for organizing eco-friendly low-waste activities, highlighting several existing innovative solutions.
This guide has been developed as part of the project, led by the MPI Belgium Chapter and funded by the Brussels Institute for environmental Management (Bruxelles Environnement) within the Brussels Waste Network (BWN) programme. The BWN assists and advises Brussels-based companies in the field of waste prevention and management.
The programme ensures networking between environmental advisors from different sectors of activity to enable the exchange of best practices in business waste prevention and/or management. The Meetings Go Green project aimed to increase awareness among event managers (e.g. hotels, businesses, caterers, conference centres, etc.) through four workshops that took place in 2016 and were coordinated by the environmental consultancy ‘21solutions’ and the event agency ‘Yuzu’.
This guide is the result of many discussions, presentations and exchanges of ideas between the participants. Several aspects considered essential for greening events have been addressed: sustainable procurement, reduction of food waste, waste sorting, recycling, eco-design (a concept detailed later in this guide) and material reuse.
A total of about sixty participants benefited from many example-rich interventions by sector professionals and actors active in the event industry (companies, associations…). This guide is designed for all planners and suppliers who organise or work on events throughout Belgium, including Brussels.
We can help make your meetings green & resource efficient Don’t hesitate to contact Laure Dupuy from 21 Solutions : firstname.lastname@example.org ou +32 2 502 99 93 for more information.