Veolia turns conference waste into a valuable resource

Veolia Environmental Services plans to ensure that the upcoming Responsible Business Convention at the Business Design Centre in London (17 – 18 March) is a ‘responsible event’ by ensuring that ALL the waste produced throughout the two day event is diverted from landfill through recycling or recovery, helping to reduce the event’s carbon footprint. 

Veolia will be sponsoring the recycling points at the convention and will be providing collection bins for five waste streams; mixed recycling (paper, card, plastic, newspapers and metal containers), food waste, glass, small hazardous items eg, batteries and general waste.  

Waste collected from the convention will be recycled or recovered using nearby facilities to ensure that as much waste as possible is turned back into a valuable resource.

Simone Looi, Corporate Responsibility Manager at Veolia Environmental Services said: “Being part of this convention is very important to us as we are serious about making a positive impact on the environment, now and for the long term.  With the growing need to move to a low carbon economy it is more important than ever that we work with businesses, local communities and each other to ensure we are well equipped to operate in a more responsible manner.”

The two-day convention is aimed at business professionals to help them develop their company’s corporate responsibility agenda, ensuring they have a long-term responsible business model with economic, environmental and social value.

Throughout the convention Veolia representatives will be on hand at the recycling points and also at Stand 310 to advise businesses on how they can recycle and recover more of their waste to ensure that we all have a cleaner and greener future.