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'Can the Events Sector Truly Become a Zero-Waste Industry?'

‘Events have incredible power to positively impact the lives of their attendees, but their temporary nature and millions of visitors per year inherently drive wastefulness. We are running out of space and time to tackle this problem – our landfills, in the UK and globally, have rapidly dwindling capacity which experts predict could be exceeded within the next decade. The current state of the industry and the complex challenges of achieving zero-waste pose the question: Could our events ever truly be waste-free?’

On the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Waste 2024, The Bulb’s Sustainability Consultant, Jennifer Reilly, argues that the events industry must continue to strive towards zero waste goals to ensure the mark it leaves behind is on people, not landfills.

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