If you are missing a summer event or festival, then this nostalgic post talks about the rubbish side of events- waste management!
Read on to find out, how audiences react to bin set-ups and what it means for waste and recycling outcomes. This is helpful if you run events and want to improve your waste management systems and recycling rates.
Black bags and open bins with no separation
All this waste is going to waste-to-energy. Whilst waste-to-energy is not landfill, it does not allow for materials to be recycled (except aluminium), regardless of what the waste management company say- and lots like to suggest waste-to-energy is recycling.
Different coloured bags and labelling on the front of bins
Bins in different locations
Separate bins with toppers that reduce visibility
What about the garbage?
The confusion with all of these bins is - what does general waste/garbage/non-recyclable mean?
Does an audience understand when they are drunk, or deep in conversation whilst networking or rushing to the next seminar, what they should be putting in the bin?
Ideally, if the event knows what materials should go in general waste and they are in control of their waste, the general waste bins should be prescriptive too.
WASTE 101 - Waste & Recycling Mastermind
If you want to learn more about waste processing systems, where different materials go and how to improve your recycling, watch the Waste 101 - Waste and Recycling Mastermind.
Filmed with a live audience this resolves the confusion around waste and recycling, identifies how you can manage your bins better and engage people with behaviour change techniques.
The content was prepared to be relevant for businesses, events and individuals who want to geek out on waste, plastics and ‘do the right’ thing.
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