Event Sustainability: An Analysis of Wastes, Impacts, and Practices

Bernabe, Cynthia R.,a
Visbal, Martin Lorenzo O. b,
Garcia, Maria Rowena Jesusa R.c
Diego, Eliza Rachel L.d,
Franchina, Steffano P.e
Park, Seohee f
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aFaculty, Enderun Colleges, bcdefStudents, Enderun Colleges

KEYWORDS

sustainability, events, environment, waste, impact, implementation

ABSTRACT

Sustainability is a crucial aspect of today's events and event management
practices. The negative environmental impact of events can easily be observed
when it comes to food and beverage waste, improper waste disposal, and the
use of non-renewable materials. This indicates that proper implementation of
long-standing sustainability practices with the addition of new and innovative
ideas is the key to combat this problem. This research deals with analyzing such
practices in order to identify which must be applied in the events industry. An
online survey was used to gather data for this research. Based on the data
gathered, food and beverage, decorations, and collaterals are the top
contributors to waste when it comes to events. Furthermore, respondents also
observed that although sustainable systems are already in place, a stricter and
concise implementation must be enforced. It is important to note that personal
contributions are highly effective, especially for event stakeholders such as
organizers, suppliers, and attendees, implying that sustainability is an activity
that involves and affects everyone and everything.

Enderun Colleges Scholarly Review, Volume 3, Issue 1.

 

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