Green Matter: Biopolymers help green the event industry

09/11/2012

Heightened awareness of the need for more sustainable answers to issues from material use to end-of-life solutions is leading to the development of projects based on closed-loop thinking and whole life cycle approaches. It's a trend that has been especially evident in the events and festivals organized this year around the world, with, of course, the London Olympics and Paralympics as the most notable examples of all.

With trash and litter forming one of the worst problems accompanying events of all kinds, it's no wonder that that's where the main focus has been up to now. London had - and with the Paralympic Games now in full swing, still has - its zero-waste-to-landfill vision, which included, among other things, implementing a rule that all food and packaging must be either recyclable or compostable....
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