Equipment and logistics
Collection and recycling receptacles
Important considerations include:
Can you get them in sufficient numbers? Do you have to buy or rent them? Do you have to store them, sell them or dispose of them after the event?
Too small and they will not be seen and be permanently full.
Do you need to lift them? Do you need to re-sort the content? How do you transport them to and from the venue, how are you going to empty them? Do they match your collection vehicle.
Is there a bin that people will recognise from a distance as a recycling bin?
Education and promotional tools
The Great Race Case Study
Recycling at The Great Race
- Message convened via PA system
- Commitment solicited by vendors when selling food/drink in recyclable containers
- Volunteers staffing recycling bins/stations.
- Message on big screen
- Creative theatre and roving performers were used to spread the waste minimisation message.
- Four recycling stations in areas with high pedestrian numbers
- Volunteers wearing T-shirts carrying the 'Sort it out' logo
- 'I recycled stickers Today' stickers were handed out
- Sort-it-out truck on site for sorting and visibility of programme.
Visual assessment of waste/recycling contamination
Lessons for future events
Options for future events