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Green Events Legacy Lives on with New Guide

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Green Events Legacy Lives on with New Guide

March 12
17:29 2015

Zero Waste Scotland has published a new guide to help event organisers plan and deliver environmentally sustainable events, as part of national Legacy Week from 9th-15th March.

The guide, which follows on from high profile events hosted last year – including the XX Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup, Homecoming Scotland and Festival 2014 – was launched at the STA’s event at the Scottish Parliament earlier this week.

Developed as a quick reference guide for key topics including energy, water, waste management, venue, catering and transportation, the guide was developed in conjunction with Zero Waste Scotland’s Resource Efficient Scotland programme. Together they helped to ensure the big events made efficient use of energy, water and raw materials, and recycled where possible.

The programme is now working with EventScotland, VisitScotland and the Scottish Tourism Alliance to share guidance and support with the wider events sector in Scotland.

Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead (pictured above), said: ‘Legacy week is a great opportunity to celebrate the success of last year, and to thank all of those who made it possible.

‘I’m delighted to welcome the publication of this new guide and look forward to seeing how it can help us to build on this valuable experience and make events in Scotland as green as possible.’

Iain Gulland, Zero Waste Scotland’s chief executive, added:  ‘We are supporting and enabling the events industry to be environmentally responsible.

‘Organising committees can boost their reputation and gain a competitive advantage while helping to create a truly sustainable Scottish events industry which competes on the world stage.’

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