Towards Zero Landfill

The Towards Zero Landfill project is a goal, a process, a way of thinking that profoundly changes AWRE’s approach in delivering the show to reduce the impact it has on the environment. Waste produced by the show is avoided, recycled or re-used, minimising waste sent to landfill and maximising opportunities to repurpose items.

AWRE is leading the way in sustainable event management and we have an ambitious target – to send just 5% of our event waste to landfill. This compares to 70-80% five years ago when the Towards Zero Landfill project was born.

The event industry is notorious for generating huge amounts of waste and we can’t achieve this target alone. We’re working closely with our event partners on a shared sustainability vision to reduce our environmental impact and lead a behavioural shift within the industry. The newly rebuilt ICC Sydney, home to AWRE, has a strong sustainable event philosophy of its own and we’re working collaboratively to achieve the same goal and work towards a zero waste vision for best practice.

AWRE will maximise the use of ICC Sydney’s waste management facilities to help reach our 5% target, and with the backing of their solid sustainability foundations, we’re closer than ever to meeting this ambitious goal.

With the support of ICC Sydney and our other suppliers and contractors including Exponet, our combined pledge to the Towards Zero Landfill project is captured in five core initiatives:

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The long-term strategy of the project is to increase the participation of like-minded partners to minimise our carbon footprint year-on-year, ensuring the project is close to zero waste by 2020.

Diversified Communications’ strategy is to implement AWRE’s Towards Zero Landfill project across all events to reduce costs and, most importantly, our carbon footprint as an entire organisation.

  • Find out how AWRE and ICC Sydney are working collaboratively on an event sustainability vision
  • Read the case study

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