#GetInspired2020 - Events & Conferences

Events & Conferences sector

Putting on large-scale events and conferences calls for tremendous amounts of resources, including construction, marketing materials, transport, accommodation, catering, service providers and suppliers. Adopting circular thinking can support sustainable event delivery with zero waste to landfill.

Explore the case studies below to find out how businesses are using circular economy principles within their operations.

DGTL Festival

Starting out in Amsterdam and now taking place in Santiago, São Paulo, Barcelona, Tel Aviv and Madrid, DGTL festival brings together art and music for a festival full of discovery, inspiration and surpise. DGTL Festival is aiming to be the world’s first circular and climate neutral festival.

Read more about their sustainability story here >> 

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society is working hard to reduce the fringe’s impact on the environment. As part of their Fringe Blueprint, the Society has committed to a number of measures to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint.

Read more here >> 

Glasgow Coffee Festival

In 2018, Glasgow Coffee Festival, organised by Dear Green Coffee, became the first coffee festival to go disposable cup free, instead encouraging people to bring their own reusable cup or lease when they get there. Dear Green have big plans for the next coffee festival, which was due to take place in May 2020, and aim to become the world’s first circular coffee festival.


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What’s next?

If you would like to discuss and explore potential circular ideas for your business, get in touch with our team using the form below. We’ll have an initial conversation and ask some questions about your business to help us understand the next steps for you to take.

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