IWA Canalway Cavalcade - Sustainability & Recycling

VISION

An environmentally sustainable IWA Canalway Cavalcade which has no negative impact on the local environment in which it is held and contributes positively to the local economy.

SPECIFIC ACTIONS TO ACHIEVE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE EVENT

  • We will decide our specific aims e.g. increase recycling to 75% or reduce power consumption by 10%
  • Nominate one responsible person
  • Embed environmental sustainability into our existing systems and processes
  • We will set dates for achievement of targets with milestones towards achievement
  • Set measures of success
  • Develop an action plan to achieve our targets
  • Communicate progress to our suppliers, contractors and partners

METHOD

By working with our partners, local authorities, local landowners, caterers, suppliers, entertainers and boat owners we will seek ways to increase recycling rates, reduce ‘single use’ plastics and have a positive impact on air quality.

WE AIM TO:

IMPROVE LEVELS OF RECYCLING BY:

  • Working with our partners to increase recycling points in the IWA Canalway Cavalcade event area.
  • Providing attending boaters both with rubbish bags and clear recycling bags to allow them to separate their rubbish.
  • Providing information about local recycling points via the Boaters Information Pack and our site PA system.

IMPROVE AIR QUALITY BY:

  • Asking visiting boat owners to minimise the use of their heating stoves and use only smokeless fuel.
  • Ensuring our on-site fuel supplier does not sell house coal or unseasoned wood to any of our attendees.
  • Restricting the running of engines to two periods of two hours per a day to help reduce air pollution.
  • Banning BBQ usage in the event area to help ease air pollution and to reduce fire risk.

REDUCE THE USAGE OF PLASTICS BY:

  • Working with our bar and catering suppliers to ensure the use of non-recyclable plastics is kept to a minimum and that, wherever possible, natural or biodegradable cutlery, crockery and liquid receptacles are used to service their customers.
  • Trialling the usage of display tools and accessories which are kinder to the environment
  • Banning the sale of Helium balloons throughout the event site.
  • No longer giving out plastic bags containing show information and leaflets.
  • Asking volunteers to bring their own re-fillable water bottles.
  • Asking our stall holders to refrain from giving away or providing prizes that are wrapped in single use plastics.
  • Asking the catering concessions including the bar to allow the use of brought in liquid receptacles for service.
  • Publicising the purchase of IWA branded re-usable liquid containers for sale within the IWA marquee and Waterspace Office and asking that concessions sell them wherever possible.
  • Asking local outlets to allow the free use of tap water from their establishments.
  • Asking stallholders to refrain from using plastic bags
  • Ensuring that any containers used for the selling of food are recyclable.

REDUCE OUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT BY:

  • Encouraging volunteers to use public transport when attending the event.
  • Asking our children’s entertainers and activity providers to use products not deleterious to the environment.
  • Restricting our usage of water for entertainment purposes to the children’s activities in Rembrandt Gardens.  After use water will be used to water park plants.



 

Little Venice, London


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