A demonstration of innovation

May 24, 2016 Event News

Diversified Communications details its initiative to reduce waste to landfill in the expo industry through its Towards Zero Landfill Project which launched at AWRE 2015.


How it began:

The exhibition and tradeshow industry is among the largest producers of waste, second only to the construction industry globally, generating 600,000 tonnes of rubbish every year. Each of the 60 million people worldwide who attend consumer or industry tradeshows produce 10 kilograms of rubbish, totalling more than $2 billion annually. This led Diversified Communications to address its carbon footprint.

The ‘Towards Zero Landfill Project‘ was thus created with the goal of minimising AWRE’s carbon footprint as much as possible and working towards making it the most sustainable exhibition in Australia to date.


Innovation and influence:

The success of the project at AWRE 2015 was down to establishing a community of exhibitors, sponsors, contractors and suppliers who would work along with Diversified Communications to create a ‘towards zero landfill’ event. View the outcomes from 2015.

This year at AWRE, the project will prompt the following NEW action items from the community:

Diversified Communications:
Introduce an organic area
Introduce Digital Signage
Promote the use of public transport in online visitor communications

ExpoNet:
Introduce new signage for bin areas made of recyclable cardboard

Sydney Showgrounds:
Source food from local NSW suppliers
Source organic/sustainable foods (Fairtrade, Certified Coffee)

SafeGuard Cleaning Services:
Produce a report of the break-up of Show Waste
Use environmentally friendly cleaning products


CONTACT US NOW TO BECOME A PART OF THE TOWARDS ZERO LANDFILL PROJECT


 

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