Zero Waste Examples for Events and Festivals

Waterkant (WIK) offers many Zero Waste examples and tips to save money and reduce waste by implementing simple tips to improve our lifestyle and our environment at the same time. Our new Waterkant campaign “WaterSense” which aims at a zero waste goal for the 21st century. The WaterSense initiative is the flagship of our new Water Solutions strategy to ensure the future of water and its importance in building a better society and environment. In WaterSense, there are seven simple tips to save money and reduce waste.

WaterSense encourages people to do five simple things every day to help save our resources. These five things include recycling, using water-efficient appliances and facilities, minimizing the use of plastic bags, using reusable bags for shopping, composting food scraps, and turning away trash. These tips to save money and reduce waste can be implemented each day for a month.

To recycle we must take an item and break it down to smaller pieces. For instance, you should collect all your paper trash and bundle them into a big pile. After bundling all the paper trash, you should break it down into small pieces including pieces of paper, plastic, glass etc. If you want to make this more effective, you should add different colors to your piles so that you would know what you should re-use and which ones should be thrown into the bin.

The next tip is to use water-efficient appliances and facilities. For instance, your dishwasher should not consume more water than necessary to be used for just one cycle or for cleaning the dishes. Instead of using dishwashers with cold water for washing the dishes, you can put a load in the dryer and have your dishes ready by the time you come home. Similarly, instead of using hot water for drying your clothes, replace it with heated water from the drier. By doing so, you are reducing the amount of water that you are using, thus saving you lots of money.

The next important way to save money and reduce waste is to avoid purchasing things like jeans, shoes and other apparel. You should only buy things like jeans that have already been washed. In addition, instead of throwing away underwear, you should re-use them. This is because underwear can also be used as a deodorant and thus can be recycled.

Zero waste example also includes recycling your household cleaners and cleaning products. For instance, instead of buying a bottle of cleaning product, you can take it to the garbage can and fill up the empty bottle with cleaner. Moreover, instead of using washcloths and towels, you should re-use them or give them to good causes.

One of the most important zero waste examples is the event and festival planning. When planning for an event such as a festival, it is important that you plan where you will be placing trash cans and other waste management facilities. In addition, it is important that you place these stations and containers near the areas where you intend to host activities and food. It is for this reason that cleaning and recycling stations are placed in the areas where people will be performing the cooking, cleaning and food preparation. If you follow these simple but effective tips for waste management at an upcoming festival, you can ensure that your event is successful and enjoyable.

Zero waste examples also include recycling bottles and plates after they have been used. There are two ways to recycle these items. One way is by taking them to a local recycle center to have them recycled, and the other way is to carry a bag and plate carrier from the grocery store to your home. The latter method is easier, since you do not need to find a place for the plate carrier and the bag. Take note, however, that if your event is holding food or other food-related activities, it is imperative that you place a food and recycle cart in order to provide convenient access to your plates, cups and containers.