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WRAP launches event waste management tool

A tool aimed at helping the events sector take action on sustainability issues, is to launch on 16 May.

The Event Resource Management Plan (RMP) tool is a new free online application for the events industry and its supply chain. It has been developed by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) in conjunction with LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) and industry input. It aims to assist event organisers to design and implement mechanisms for managing and reducing waste.

WRAP Head of Products & Materials Mervyn Jonessaid, “This is an exciting new sector for WRAP to work with. We have drawn on our experience of working with clients, retailers, brands, and local authorities in the retail and construction sectors in developing this tool. The tool will help event organisers to forecast and work on a plan to reduce their environmental impact when putting an event together.”

The tool, which has been awarded the coveted London 2012 Inspire Mark is will help develop measures that are not only beneficial in demonstrating Corporate Social Responsibility but can also help bottom lines, via potential savings from the planning and procurement stage through to waste management costs.

To find out more about using the tool, including a video tutorial visit: www.wrap.org.uk/sustainableevents

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