Are you looking for ideas on how to make your next event more sustainable? You have come to the right place! One of the greatest sustainability challenges facing the event industry today is minimizing the amount of single-use plastic used.

Single-use plastics, also called disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, water bottles, even lanyards and wrist bands.

Single-use plastics are pervasive, often because they are so inexpensive to produce. Unfortunately, many items like plastic water bottles, which are used for only minutes, but can linger in the environment for over 400 years. We produce roughly 300 million tons of plastic each year and 91% of that is not recycled.

With this in mind. We have created an infographic to share some single-use plastic statistics, strategies, and best practices designed to provide your team with compelling talking points and ways to reduce single-use plastic use at your meeting, conference, or event.