One of the hot topics this year in news and politics around the world is climate change. We’re encouraged to each do our part, at home or in business, to be as kind to the environment as possible and reduce our carbon footprint. It’s easy to forget about being eco-friendly when you’re dealing with the stress of planning a large-scale conference or event. Following a couple of simple steps and choosing an eco-conscious event space in Dublin like DCU will make a big difference. Reducing your waste, recycling where you can and educating your attendees will help to make your event less harmful to the environment. Contact our team in DCU event space in Dublin to learn more about the efforts we’ve made on campus to reduce the carbon footprint of the conferences and events held here.
Ban Single-Use Plastic
Banning single-use plastic from your event will dramatically reduce the amount of non-biodegradable waste produced. Opting for venues that share your values and do not provide single-use plastics will make organising a more sustainable event easier. Single-use plastics include cups, stirrers, bottles, straws, and even pens. If you’re giving favours or freebies to attendees, avoid throwaway items, instead opting for reusable bottles and coffee cups. You should also provide refill stations so attendees aren’t forced to use single-use items. DCU has recently become Ireland’s first complete single-use plastic-free campus, a title we are very proud of. We make eco-friendly events more of a reality by omitting harmful plastics on your behalf.