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  1. Waste Wise Events Review and Recycling Signage Style Guide May 2004 Jo Connor © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003 © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  2. Education sector • Community organisations • Business • Events • Public places • Households © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  3. The Waste Wise Events Program • Part of EcoRecycle’s Waste Wise Program • Series of steps and tools leading to certification • Main aim is on diversion, with some reduction • On-ground support provided by Regional Education Officers © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  4. Who becomes a Waste Wise Event? • Events program has been running since 1999 • 31 events certified in 02/03 • Certified ‘Hallmark Events’ identified by Tourism Victoria* • Moomba (1999 and 2004) • Rip Curl Pro • Wangaratta Jazz Festival • Caufield Racecourse also use the bin caps during the Spring Racing Carnival (not certified) • * Trevor Connell, Aug 2003, The Impact of Victorian Major Events in Australasian Special Events Magazine. © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  5. Why be a Waste Wise Event • Meet expectations of event visitors. EcoRecycle research* shows • 87% support the introduction of recycling • 67% would use recycling bins if introduced • 95% believed event caterers should be encouraged to use environmentally friendly packaging (50% believe they should be forced) • REO Assistance • Bin Caps * Walllis Report Survey of Recycling at Public Events. Research Report for EcoRecycle c1999 Photo: Waste Audit, March 2004, Waste Wise Event Auditing. © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  6. Why be a Waste Wise Event Data source: WasteMin, March 2002, City of Moonee Valley Festival 2002 Waste Audit. © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  7. Old Program © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  8. New Program • Five simple steps with Three stage certification process • Kit of Best Practice tools for facilitating the program. • Certification by REO • Recycling Signage Style Guide • Design of new bin cap stickers • Program Trial © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  9. Moomba Waterfest Trial • First trial for new program • 850,000 people • Birrirung Mar and Alexander Gardens and Swanston St for Pde • Managed in house by City of Melbourne staff • Use of contractors • 100+ bin stations © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  10. Step 1 Getting Commitment and Improving on last year • Written commitment • Policy documents • Cleansing/Waste management • Catering • Improvements © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  11. Step 2: Talking to your contractors about setting up bin systems that work • Front and Back of House Streams • Bin Caps • Bin Positioning • Maintenance • Holding Facilities • Transportation and Recycling © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  12. Back of House Skips Sources: Waste Audit, March 2004, Waste Wise Event Auditing. © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  13. Step 3: Talking to your Stallholders about Minimising and Recycling Packaging • Catering contract • Packaging items eliminated • Excellent compliance © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  14. Step 4:Promoting your System with your Patrons • Basic activities during event • Signage • Media release • Logo © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  15. Step 5: Learning to make Improvements • Waste Audits • Behavioural Assessments • Report from Contractors • Debrief meetings • Improvements © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  16. Recycling Signage Style Guide • Key issue • Consistency with PPR • Consistency and flexibility • Research and consultation • Field testing © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  17. Recycling Signage Style Guide • Colour • Symbols • Text and Font • Ready to Use • Templates • Custom Signage © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  18. © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  19. Signage – Melbourne Park © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  20. Signage Trial • Waste Audits • Behavioural assessments and interviews • First trial site was Moomba Waterfest © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  21. Outcomes from Moomba • Overall diversion rate of 15-20% • Contamination rates of between 7 and 16% • 30% of general waste was recyclables • Vendors complied with packaging requirements • Vendors disposal was a problem • Sources: Waste Audit, March 2004, Waste Wise Event Auditing. • Rob Curnow,Community Change results from Moomba behavioural assessments pers comm • Brian Sharper, CleanEvent, pers comm and Commingled and General Waste Data from Moomba © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  22. Recycling Signage Style Guide • Comprehensive approach to developing signage • Provides for consistency and flexibility © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003

  23. Waste Wise Events Program - Next Steps • Work with Venues ready for the Commonwealth Games • Finalising the Program, ToolKit and Style Guide • Building on the relationships with key stakeholders • Developing a business case for Waste Wise Events © EcoRecycle Victoria 2003