ADNEC to educate in the three Rs

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) has announced its commitment to the environment by launching a three-year environmental strategy aimed to reduce, reuse or recycle exhibition waste.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) plans to reduce
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) plans to reduce

The Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) has announced its commitment to the environment by launching a three-year environmental strategy aimed to reduce, reuse or recycle exhibition waste.

Launched at last month's World Future Energy Summit, ADNEC pledged to encourage exhibitors and visitors to help reduce the amount of waste that will go to landfill.

"The campaign will be rolled out using our internet site to set our objectives, leaflet drops will be made to all exhibitors onsite and we'll send updates to our organisers," said Karen Hennessy, executive housekeeper, ADNEC.

ADNEC classes exhibition waste as carpet, wood, plastic, cardboard, paper and catering waste.

Target areas to start with will be looking at the consumables used within our catering operation and looking at possible carpet options for the exhibitors, to see if we can find one that can be reused or recycled as this forms a lot of the waste," added Hennessy.

The centre will also advise companies to build stands that can be reused rather than thrown out after one show.

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