Zero Waste Events
By now you have likely seen our Zero Waste Stations in action at many of Powell River’s local events. This past summer and fall they made their colourful debut at PRISMA and then went on to SeaFair, Blackberry Fest, the Fall Fair, the Vale, Aurora, and the Haunted Ball to name a few.
Rather than put items into the trash, these stations encourage folks to separate their ‘waste’ into Metals, Plastics, Paper, Compostables, and Refundables. Each of the 5 bins carefully lists what is acceptable and how to properly dispose of special items. Pop cans, for instance, are rinsed first, bottle caps are removed, and paper napkins are perfect for the compost so long as it is not going to become animal feed.
Please let us know if you have an event that you would like to borrow the Zero Waste Stations for by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will happily guide you along the way to achieving Zero Waste at your event.
It’s always a great idea to have volunteers monitoring your stations and assisting the public in making the right bin choice. Zero Waste Crew hats and aprons are available to keep them looking sharp. Interested in volunteering an hour of your time to help for future Zero Waste Events? We are always looking for station monitors. Send us an email and we will connect you with event coordinators in need of your assistance.
To help you get started, check out our Zero Waste Guide for Event Planners. This comprehensive guide offers many tips and considerations for events of any size.
Are you a musical festival coordinator or volunteer? Check out the Sustainable Music Festivals Guidebook, a publication out of Sweden.