Recycling of exhibition material is making progress
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Published on: 02 March 2020

The Deauville Congress Centre collects 105 tons of waste produced as a result of 126 events throughout 2019. 40% of the waste is recycled, which may be considered as a good rate in the events industry. Analysis and measures for improvement. 

Ordinary Industrial waste (coloured plastic film, bubble wrap, adhesives, foam packaging, treated or painted wood, brushed cotton….) represents 63% of waste collected last year. OIW is mainly generated during exhibition type events: installation of fair stands, creation of scenography, signposting…are all composed of ephemeral materials whose end of life is today one of our priorities. “We work with local companies on waste recycling inherent to our line of work, such as carpeting for example. But taking into account the human dimension allows us to optimize the recycling rate. Education and awareness are at the heart of improvement. At the end of any event, waste sorting is a real challenge: it requires the full participation of many different actors, whose attention is often influenced by tiredness and tight schedules. The quality of the information given to the logistics teams is primordial in order to quickly understand the proper functioning of each waste skip”.
Our project managers are trained to support organisers in their eco-responsible approach at every stage of an event, from the buying of eco-materials to waste recycling, in order to incease the rate of recycling at the CID year after year. 

Armelle Tiennot

Directrice exploitation

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