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Hospitality industry linked to ’13 per cent of landfill’ in UK, says DPSS

Full service event agency DPSS has expanded its reach to create DPSS Events, partnering with clients in the hospitality industry to deliver sustainable events.

The new division will work with organisation which share the goal of minimising the effect events have on the environment.

“The impact that events have on the planet cannot be understated, 13 per cent of landfill in the UK can be linked back to the events and hospitality industry, and that is just shocking. We need to think strategically and carefully about how we deliver events and really consider the impact of every aspect from Co2 emissions to food wastage,” Jonathan Carter, Events Director for DPSS Events said.

“This is something that I and the team are extremely passionate about and we are looking finding partners that feel the same.”

The Basingstoke-based company draws on more than 30 years of experience, working with clients, including in the hospitality industry, in the UK, USA, Far East, Europe, the Gulf and South America.

“We’re very excited to have expanded our capability and to start working with our global partners to deliver one-of-a kind live experiences. The message of the power and importance of interacting face-to-face has never been so true and we feel that this is the perfect time for us to build on our successful training and consultancy business to offer current and future clients something fresh, in line with their business goals and needs.”

In the hotel sector, many are enthusiastically taking up the sustainability challenge. Six Senses Resorts & Spas not only has a recycled plastic bottles policy, but also treats, purifies, and mineralises its own water.

The Vision 2020: UK roadmap to zero food waste to landfill report stated that the UK could save more than £17 billion a year if it achieved zero food waste to landfill by 2020, through a combination of solutions. It recommended a focus on ensuring that surplus edible food is redistributed to those in need, or sent for use as animal and pet food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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