Towards Zero Waste

A Carbon Neutral and Zero Waste event

WORKING TOGETHER TOWARDS ZERO WASTE


Towards Zero Waste is an initiative launched at Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in 2015 in order to reduce waste and increase the efficient use of our resources. SCEWC is fully committed to the objectives of creating efficient, sustainable and economically viable cities, and the event is leading by example.

Last year proved to be a phenomenal success and with the initiative returning in 2017, our desire is to do even better this year. 


SCEWC's Towards Zero Waste based the initiative on the three main ways to generate less waste according to the European Commission's Circular Economy strategy: fewer materials, reusing and recycling products and no alimentary waste.



WHAT WE DO?


  • Making the event carbon neutral
  • Paperless invoicing and subscription procedures
  • Solar panels installed on the rooftop of the venue
  • Collecting any paper left over
  • Organic recycling bins for leftover food
  • Donation of food waste to the NGO Nutrition without Borders
  • Recycled lanyards
  • Communal areas and stands designed to be reused
  • Improved management of special waste
  • Reusable carpeting
  • Identification for those stands collaborating with the project


GET INVOLVED!


  • GO CARBON NEUTRAL
    Offset the Greenhouse Gas emissions associated with your participation via the Clean CO2 webshop and get your CO2 certificate.
    Learn how

  • BE PAPERLESS
    Download the App with all the essential info you may need.
    Download the magazines from the Press Corner using QR codes.

  • RETURN YOUR BADGE
    Hand in your ID at the return point before leaving.

  • RECYCLE
    Use the recycling bins: paper, plastic, organic.



2016 KEY FIGURES


  • 276KG OF LEFT OVER FOOD DONATED
  • 1,776KG PAPER NOT WASTED
  • 2,000MENUS SERVED WITH COMPOSTABLE UTENSILS
  • 680KG OF ORGANIC WASTE COLLECTED
  • 17,000METERS OF CARPET REUSED
  • 2,740KG OF STAND MATERIAL REUSED
  • 3,737 APP DOWNLOADS
  • 1,680 ACCREDITATIONS RETURNED


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Past Edition Report

Check out the 2016 edition results from the Towards Zero Waste initiative

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