A quest to save the world
The Blue Planet TV Series highlighted the impact of plastics on marine life and has started a cultural shift towards single-use plastics. NWGs Innovation Festival 2018 is a Zero Waste Event.
Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace.
We will be sourcing and providing sustainable stationery and reusable display boards as well as providing drinks, sweets and snacks that will support us in achieving our Zero Waste goal.
A Ban On Single Use Plastics
We are partnering with Refill meaning everyone who enters the festival site will be given a NWG refillable bottle allowing them to refill at a number of water stations across the festival site.
This will allow for things that are recyclable and compostable, such as paper and food scraps, to be gathered and reused.
Sourcing and providing sustainable stationary and reusable display boards for the sprint tents and exercises. All banners, materials and stationary will be reused for other projects within the business.
Providing food, drinks and snacks in sprint tents to make sure attendees stay energized and fresh! We're looking at the amounts of items ordered, how they are packaged and how they can be disposed of afterwards in the correct ways.
Name to the face
The team have been thinking about how to reduce wastage when it comes to name badges / lanyards and when networking with fellow festival attendees. We've sourced a provider of lanyards that are made from recycled plastic water bottles, and by having them unbranded means we can re-use them at another event.
Can you think of something we might've forgotten? Let us know!
We are fairly certain we have all bases covered to achieve our zero waste ambition, but if you think anything that you don't know what to do with after you're finished - let one of the Waste Warriors (badge shown above) know and we'll take care of it for you.