“Assets” in this context refer do not refer to things like furniture or catering collateral, not bespoke built items. A “single-use asset” is anything that does not have an identified second use. Assets that are stored with a pre-identified second use are not deemed single-use.
There is an environmental policy / procurement policy in place which details organisation intentions to reduce emissions and waste from event purchases.. Don’t have one? Download a template.
Practices are in place to eliminate purchases without an identified onward journey – like reuse, donation or recycling – and this can be demonstrated in a Sustainable Event Production Plan. Need inspiration? Download a template.
There is a target in place to send no more than 25% of single-use assets to landfill or incineration post-event.
There is a target in place that the purchase of assets from recycled materials should exceed that of those from new or virgin material.
There is an inventory log that teams can easily access that details available stored assets, with a mandate that these will be used as first preference to reduce unnecessary or duplicate purchases.
There is a process in place to review proposed single-use assets in advance of purchase to understand if they can be avoided.
The onward journey of assets and the ability to divert these from landfill or incineration forms part of purchasing decisions, alongside cost and suitability.
Volume of purchases by weight and their onward destination are reported post event and reviewed against targets.
Assets going to storage are inventoried to support future utilisation of stored items, in order to support a circular event future.