The project, a partnership between Waste Awareness Wales and Cylch: Wales Community Recycling Network, provides promotional and infrastructure support for event recycling schemes such as the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show and Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Work is also being done with food and music festivals and country fairs.
Visitors to these events will find a consistent recycling message and service, which helps to promote waste reduction, reuse and recycling within the wider community.
Waste Awareness Wales chairman and councillor Richard Parry Hughes commented:
"Working closely alongside our partners enabled us to make a real difference at last year's Royal Welsh Show so I sincerely hope we'll be able to repeat that success with other events across the country this year.
Introducing the simplest of changes, such as ensuring that biodegradable packaging is used by caterers on site, can make such a big difference and so the purpose of this joint venture is to make organisers aware of these techniques and to encourage them to improve their recycling rates."
Wales Event Recycling Project officer at Cylch Ruth Llewellyn added: "We are helping to deliver recycling on the ground via advice, support and a promotional and infrastructure tool-kit, the results of which will be published at the end of this year."