Plan ahead to reduce outdoor-event waste.
Outdoor events can bring a lot of positive experiences. However, when hundreds to thousands of people are gathered in one place for an event, the consequential waste produced is not so positive. To add to the challenge, most outdoor events are held in public spaces without any permanent recycling, waste, and organics programs or bins in place already.
The responsibility of reducing waste usually falls on event organizers, but to reduce the amount of waste produced, it’s important to get commitment from everyone else involved including: recycling and waste service providers, vendors, patrons, sponsors, performers, contractors, and more.
Anyone involved in the planning or running of the event can use this quick guide to divert more waste from the landfill. There are 4 key stages to waste diversion at outdoor events:
- Gaining commitment from stakeholders
- Providing the groundwork
- Educating and promoting