Consider the ethical and ecological consequences of all purchases, from the office with printer, computer, tables, etc. to the event with stage construction, exhibition stand construction, floor coverings, etc. No purchases that lead to deforestation, soil or water pollution or human exploitation! Certifications such as the blue environmental angel help you with the selection of materials. Minimize packaging waste. Avoid useless one-way promotional gifts from sponsors or the like Use recycled materials. In the case of new materials, are the ethical sources certified and is there a plan for their reuse or recycling?
In case of unavoidable waste, provide clear, colour-coded and multilingual containers for easy separation, also for food waste. Inform about what can and cannot be collected for recycling. Strive for a closed cycle of materials and a high recycling rate. Stay up to date: Are the riders of the artists and the requirements of all trades still up to date and specially designed for your event?
Ensure transparency. Inform all trades as well as the audience about the waste separation processes at events to maximize effectiveness!