We’re working towards creating efficient, inclusive and sustainable cities – so naturally, our events should lead by example. Started back in 2016, Towards Zero Waste is a dedicated sustainability initiative in line with the European Commission’s Circular Economy strategy based on use of fewer materials, reuse and recycling of products, and no food waste.
BETTER EVENTS FOR A BETTER WORLD
What we at #SCEWC22 & #TMWC22 are doing to reduce our footprint
Planting trees for the planet
We’ll continue to support the reforestation initiatives in collaboration with Plant for the Planet, an organization that aims to raise awareness about the issues of climate change and global justice. Money raised from your donations will help us plant thousands of trees for the Planting for Doñana reforestation project.
Opting for circular decoration
All of our venue decoration were carried out using circular elements, including carpets made from recycled materials. We do so by repurposing the same structures that are used to assemble our modular stand packs when putting together our decorations.
Avoiding single-use plastics
Once again, we’re saying goodbye to single-use plastics and instead offering water fountains and selling reusable water bottles.
Offsetting all CO2 emissions
All emissions generated by the event are offset by buying Verified Emission Reduction Carbon Credits for sustainable projects. Attendees can do the same with the emissions associated with their journey and their stay in Barcelona via Clean CO2.
Using less paper
In order to reduce our paper use, we exclusively used the event app for all the event information. Visitors were also able to acces the venue with the Digital Badge found in the App.
Recycling throughout the venue
Special containers for separating waste were distributed throughout both halls of the event, with dedicated volunteers on hand to help visitors.
Limiting food waste
Retrieved food is collected and donated to the NGO Nutrition Without Borders and distributed by community kitchens.
Supporting sustainable travel
We encourage visitors to get around Barcelona sustainably by offering a parking area for bikes and scooters and discounts on public transport.
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