Zero Waste Event Services
PRC’s Zero Waste Event Services provides a comprehensive solution to waste and litter at your large event.
What is a Zero Waste Event?
Zero Waste is a philosophy that seeks to maximize the recovery of resources we commonly throw away, or discards. A “Zero Waste Event” aims to reduce event waste holistically, including purchasing, usage and disposal of resources before, during and after an event. PRC’s Zero Waste Event Services aims:
- To minimize the production of discards;
- Direct the discards we have to reuse, recycling or composting and;
- Manage what we have left as responsibly as possible.
Aggressive Zero Waste Event strategies can recover the resource value of more than 90% of what is discarded. This involves detailed and systematic planning before an event to ensure all of the material is sourced in a sustainable manner and is able to be reused, recycled or composted.
Since 2009, PRC has guided over 60 individual events, many on an annual basis, towards a Zero Waste program through comprehensive planning, training and management. In 2019, PRC provided Zero Waste services to 31 events, educated over 900,000 visitors on Zero Waste practices and diverted over 57 tons of waste from the landfill.
How do I make my event Zero Waste?
PRC’s staff will work with you, your venue, and your vendors to create a plan for maximum waste minimization and diversion. Through pre-planning, vendor coordination and training, and active management of your event waste, PRC’s Zero Waste Event Services provides a comprehensive solution to wasteful event practices.
To begin, please submit the Zero Waste Event Management Form at the bottom of this page. Please submit your request no later than one month prior to your event date. A PRC representative will craft a personalized Zero Waste Event Services proposal based on your needs.