According to the Event Greening Forum, the typical conference attendee produces 1.89 kg of waste each day, of which 1.16 kg will end up in a landfill. Carmen Wagener, operations director of Reed Exhibitions Africa, says the company's waste reduction policy is continually reviewed and fine-tuned to implement solutions wherever possible.
"While COVID-19 has been a huge distraction to global progress on sustainability, it has also offered us an opportunity to reset and reshape our events, offices and local environments for maximum sustainability", says Wagener.
„Our greening policy and procedures include seeking out venues that have a sound greening policy.“
"Our greening policy and procedures include seeking out and recommending venues that have a sound greening policy and monitoring the carbon footprint of events and implementing steps to counteract them." Wagener says Reed Exhibitions Africa is constantly stepping up energy saving and fine-tuning waste management, with a view to reuse or recycle waste wherever possible.
According to Wagener, digital has enabled Reed Exhibitions Africa a number of opportunities to implement planet-friendly options. These include digital signage at exhibitions, electronic brochures, e-ticketing where possible, event apps to provide exhibitors and visitors with information, and reusable printed fabrics.
Additionally, Reed Exhibitions Africa has encouraged the use of recyclable and/or reusable products among its exhibitors, as well as the industries that work alongside them to make the events enjoyable for attendees, such as plates, cups and eating utensils.reedexhibitions.com/reed-exhibitions-africa-has-sights-set-reducing-landfill