In the midst of a global plastic crisis, it is now even more important than ever that we ensure sustainability is a top priority in whatever we do. Whilst it is difficult to avoid single-use plastic items at events, there are many ways to reduce waste, and manage recycling more effectively.
At this event, Dr Merrin Pearse, Sustainability Advisor, will share his experience of working at the Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong Stopover where he was the local expert helping the global Volvo team meet their high expectations for reducing single-use plastic at the event; a key part of their success being clear communication of targets with everyone involved, including contractors, suppliers, and cleaners.
Merrin will also share the challenges that were overcome at this large-scale event; ensuring that free drinking water and refill stations were available, as well as coordinating the collection and separation of over 10 different types of recyclables.
Using the Volvo Ocean Race as a case study, Merrin's talk will provide practical tips that apply not only to events, but also in the office and home.