Public events can generate a lot of litter and waste. As with household, school and business bin systems, it is important to achieve the same separation of materials for recycling and composting at public events. It is common to see bins with coloured lids and signage to encourage separate collections at events, but often the system falls down with excessive contamination in both recycling and organics collections.
KESAB educators can come in at the front end with tools and suggestions to achieve better separation for cleaner collections and even an event that generates little or no waste to landfill. Experience shows that this requires the cooperation and commitment of:
- Event organisers
- All vendors
- People attending the event
It can be as simple as having consistent bin colours with clear signage to show the items that belong in each bin and ensuring all food is served with compostable cutlery and plates. Education and planning are key to achieve a successful event!