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Why sustainable food and waste management should be on your event plans in 2016

Why sustainable food and waste management should be on your event plans in 2016

Kambe Events are collaborating with top industry bodies and experts in their field to curate two groundbreaking workshops on two of the biggest topics in the industry: sustainable food (10th March) and green waste management (11 March). The workshops are specially designed to provide a complete toolkit for event organisers and suppliers to transform their waste management and food systems, and to keep events well ahead of the curve.

The public are increasingly interested in the narrative of food, sustainably sourced fish, locally sourced veg and Fairtrade are becoming the expected minimum standards at most events. And similarly, waste management also hugely affects the audience’s perception of an event.

On 10 March, Kambe and NCASS will deliver a comprehensive workshop to explore all food sustainability-related topics, including understanding certification, approaching sourcing, and how sustainability can help improve cost management, brand and audience experience.  The speakers will include traders, caterers, waste and power experts. Practical case-studies will demonstrate the benefits, how to carve a niche and how they have improved their own businesses and events.

And on 11 March, Kambe Events and Resource Futures will provide practical solutions by exploring key topics, including the latest legislation, the psychology of audiences, communication strategies and practical options to manage waste better on the ground. It will be focused on the challenges of city-centre, multi-venue and greenfield events where recycling is minimal and litter is high. They will provide case-studies from behaviour change campaigns and multi-venue events that have taken in their own waste reduction and management systems; discussing the successes and challenges.

Often at event sites, especially city-centres, the recycling facilities can be limited and due to the sheer quantity of litter, mass clear-ups become the fall-back approach. Often this means that values are compromised and recycling opportunities are superseded by the need to clear up quickly with minimal disruption.

But what if it could be different? What if audiences actively threw rubbish in bins and even recycled; whilst the event waste contractors managed materials responsibly. How do you motivate your audience to be litter-conscious? And how do you put in place an effective a waste strategy?

The two full-day workshops will be hosted in Birmingham on 10th and 11th March 2016, spaces are limited to 30 for each workshop, so sign up quickly to benefit from the 25% discount before 1st February.

To find out more head online to Kambe Events and view the workshop website pages. http://kambe-events.co.uk/services/  

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Adam Parry is the Editor at Event Industry News. If you would like to be a contributor to Event Industry News please email editor@eventindustrynews.co.uk

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