What is a waste wise event?
Large-scale public events can generate a high volume of disposable materials. A waste wise event incorporates purchasing and packaging policies, waste and recycling collection systems, and clean-up practices that aim to divert the maximum amount of material from being sent to landfill.
Research shows 87% of event attendees want the event they are attending to be clean and free of litter, and support waste wise practices and want well-organised waste and recycling services.
Major events in Sydney have demonstrated this diversion figure can reach up to 75% by recycling cardboard, paper, food and drink containers and composting organic material such as food scraps, paper plates and biodegradable cutlery.