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Green Events - Materiaal

Worldwide, we annually consume more natural raw materials than the earth can produce in a year. Those raw materials are used as fuel for energy, for food production and to produce materials that we use to make products. Overuse of raw materials leads to increased emissions, soil and water pollution, and deforestation, not to mention the tremendous amount of waste it produces. We have to change our approach: from ‘Take, Make, and Waste’ to a circular system where products and materials are designed for reuse, with minimal value loss or environmental damage. 

Find in our Url Index links to organisations and companies who can support you to improve on sustainable and social area’s of impact.

Through the impact area: Materials, you can contribute to the following sustainable development goals:

This ADE Green program explored how bamboo can shape the European events industry in the next decade when it comes to scenic design, regenerative farming and socio-economic factors. Rewatch it now!

Simon Carroll has created the spiralling Hayes Pavilion from salvaged timber and mycelium to challenge the industry's over-reliance on polystyrene foam.

Find guidance and inspiration on how festival organizations can reduce waste in four case studies selected by Future Festival Tools.

Campsite waste has been an uncomfortable and troublesome reality. In this article, we discuss five potential solutions.

Catch a first glimpse of the program featuring international keynote speakers, food for thought, practical hands-on workshops and a range of panels, and find out all you need to know about ticket sales.

In this guest blog Chris Mastricci, co-founder of F.W.R.D. (Festival Waste Reclamation and Distribution) and EcoWarriorz, talks through the realities of the challenges that festivals face in terms of engaging festival-goers in campsite clean-up schemes, sharing his experiences of what

Institute for Sustainable Events launches a brand new course program with videos, templates, checklists, and tools.

In this case study the team at MITM share the findings from their 2019 annual report and their plans for the 2022 edition – from reducing waste to landfill by aiming for 100% compostable and recyclable waste – to harvesting

The Ocean Race, IOC, FIFA, UEFA and other industry representatives worked together to share knowledge around sustainable look & overlay for events.

Glitter is traditionally made from plastic and is a cause of microplastic pollution in the environment.  In recent years there has been a huge amount of press coverage over its physical and potentially toxic impact on marine life. Read more about

In this article Cordi gives her insights into creating sustainable signage, weighing up the pros and cons of different materials, and what event organisers should consider before making their final choices

We're thrilled to finally announce a very special event that will be taking place at ADE Green! The initiative 'Circular Festivals' will be launched by a raft of participating festivals and by the Dutch Environment Minister Stientje van Veldhoven.

This year DGTL strives for a 100% circular festival.  We spoke with Xander Kotvis, the brain behind the circular blueprints, about this challenge.   

These are the results of Plastic Promise 2019: a new standard has been set for Dutch events: reuse or recycling!