Events create waste. People buy stuff, eat stuff, throw stuff away. How you manage this waste, and influencing whether it’s produced in the first place, will have an effect on the overall sustainability of your event.
Reducing waste volume, optimizing onsite waste segregation, achieving participation in waste initiatives by attendees, and maximizing diversion of waste from landfill or incineration should be your goals.
Events are encouraged to see event waste as a resource, rather than a problem to be managed. View waste management actions at your event as a resource recovery exercise.
How to Use this Checklist
The following pages include considerations, self-checks and action items. Consider each point and check off those you have, or will, include in your event waste plans.