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Waste Wise Events are designed to care for the environment by reducing the amount of waste they generate and by recovering resources from waste that has been generated.

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  • Waste Wise Events are designed to care for the environment by reducing the amount of waste they generate and by recovering resources from waste that has been generated.


  • The enjoyment of an event is greatly enhanced when it is held in a clean attractive environment. Hosting or coordinating a Waste Wise Event helps maintain the environment.


  • Holistic management of waste at events or venues can be achieved by following the 7 steps to a

  • Waste Wise Event


  • Step 1 - Commitment

  • Agree to become a “Waste Wise Event.

  • Involve all stakeholders,vendors,caterers, contractors and cleaners


  • Step 2 - Packaging

  • Require suppliers and caterers to minimise packaging

    • and use materials that are:

      • Recyclable

      • Compostable

      • Biodegradable


Enviro Packaging


  • Step 3. - Equipment

  • use the right equipment for the waste types and volumes that are to be collected

  • ensure equipment used is consistent


  • Step 4 – Management Systems

  • match the waste management system to the equipment and packaging

    • installation

    • location/position

    • clearing

    • responsibility


  • Step 5 - Signage

  • Without the right signage, people will not know what and where to recycle.

  • It is important that:

    • standard signage and colours only are used

    • signage is consistent

    • signage is visible


Standard recycling signage and colours used at events


  • Step 6 - Communication & Promotion

  • Pre-event – suppliers, caterers, vendors, waste contractor, public, sponsors

  • On The Day – ensure everyone knows how to use the system

  • Post Event – acknowledge achievements and inform media of successes (after step 7)


  • Step 7 - Evaluation

  • Evaluations allow:

    • benchmarking

    • cost / benefit analysis

    • Identification of any required changes in equipment or approach


  • Question Time

  • Thank you –

  • Chris Jeffreys, Project Officer


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