Events and their environmental impact

The events sector is a veritable showcase for contemporary society, providing a wealth of opportunities for meetings, festivities and discoveries. However, this industry hides a less glamorous side: its ecological footprint. With the introduction of the AGEC law (Anti-Gaspillage pour une Économie Circulaire), the ecological challenge is now a priority.

Events, a sector rich in resources

From conception to completion, every event, whether professional, cultural or private, consumes huge quantities of resources. Imagine everything that goes into setting up a trade show: furniture, technical equipment, decorations, communication media, catering… Every component of the event is a potential source of waste.

The impact is all the more worrying when you consider the frequency and diversity of the events organised around the world each year. From weddings and music festivals to professional conferences and art exhibitions, the volume of events is colossal. According to some estimates, an event with 5,000 participants can generate up to 2.5 tonnes of waste. This raises the question of what happens to this waste and the effectiveness of the management systems in place.