The Scottish Event Campus has announced a partnership with a scheme which aims to minimise the impact of events on the environment.
Circular Glasgow, an initiative by Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, aims to engage local organisations involved in the production of major city events, empowering them to improve the environmental legacy that they leave behind.
The initiative forms part of a wider agenda which originated in the Netherlands – Circle Economy. This social enterprise is dedicated to accelerating the practical implementation of the circular economy and introduced Circle Lab – a digital platform where organisations can connect.
The venue has made significant improvements to the sustainability practices across the campus in recent months and the partnership means that this can continue by sharing best practice with other organisations in Glasgow and beyond.
Peter Duthie, CEO at the SEC, said: “It’s more important than ever before for venues and organisers to consider the impact that events have on the environment. We’re often reminded about basic environmental awareness and recycling, but Circular Glasgow, and similar initiatives, encourage thinking outside the box and how to help the environment in different ways.
“We are delighted to partner with Circular Glasgow and are really looking forward to learning from other organisations and sharing our ideas, too.”
The SEC has already embarked on its own circular economy journey, by donating old carpet to charities for use in charity shop floors and for a local youth group’s soundproof music studio. It is expected that activities like this will become more frequent with the access to the resources available through Circular Glasgow.
The partnership comes shortly after the campus retained the Gold Award for sustainability in line with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.