MFGS Sustainability Plan

CLOSED LOOP SUSTAINABILITY PLAN:
MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL
FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW 2020

SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is the largest horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere.
Hosted at the heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, the show has more than 100,000 attendees across 5 days. 

Closed Loop Site Services is the Sustainability Partner for the show in 2020, managing all waste with a goal to increase landfill diversion to over 60% in 2020.

MARCH 14 – EVENT UPDATE

Due to recent guidance from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) in light of the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation which advises against non-essential, organised public gatherings of more than 500 people, we regret to share the 2020 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show presented by Lawn Solutions Australia has been cancelled.

MAKING EVENTS MORE SUSTAINABLE
See how we cleanly separate resource materials for recycling

ORGANICS

Composting wood and timber

WOOD & TIMBER
Composted by
Bio Gro

Composting green waste

GREEN WASTE
Composted by
Bio Gro

Compostable Packaging

COMPOSTABLE PACKAGING
Composted by
Corio Waste

Composting Food Waste

FOOD WASTE
Composted by
Corio Waste

Composting coffee grounds

COFFEE GROUNDS
Composted by
Closed Loop

UPCYCLING

Coffee Cup Recycling

COFFEE CUPS
Upcycled by Simply Cups

Soft Plastic Recycling

SOFT PLASTICS
Upcycled by Closed Loop

Yellow Tongue Flooring

YELLOW TONGUE FLOORING
Upcycled by Closed Loop

Recycling concrete and rubble

CONCRETE & RUBBLE
Upcycled into Roads

RECYCLING

Glass Recycling

GLASS
New Glass Bottles

Recycled Cardboard and Paper

PAPER & CARDBOARD
Recycled Cardboard

Co-Mingled Recycling

CO-MINGLED RECYCLING
Traditional Recycling

WASTE TO ENERGY

Transforming Food Oil into Reusable Fuels

OIL
Into Resuable Fuels

General Waste Biogas to Energy

GENERAL WASTE
Biogas to Energy

Water Stations - Reduce single use packaging

HYDRATION STATIONS

Refill your reusable water bottles for free instead of buying single-use plastic water bottles.

PLASTIC BAGS BANNED

This year all exhibitors are banned from bringing light-weight plastic bags into the event. The plastic bags ban will apply to all lightweight plastic shopping bags with a thickness below 36 microns, including degradable, biodegradable and compostable bags. This is in line with the recent ban on plastic bags throughout the State of Victoria. Alternatives are paper or cardboard bags, cloth, jute or hessian bags, or non-woven reusable bags.

Water Stations - Reduce single use packaging

SUSTAINABLE EVENTS … SORTED

HELP US CLOSE THE LOOP ON WASTE

Visit CLOSED LOOP at the show’s Sustainability Space (Site 47) 

Learn about how we turn waste into resources, and upcycle it into new products. Find out more about our sustainability initiatives including Simply Cups, Simply Coffee Grounds, and Commercial Composters, and buy upcycled products including the rCUP and Stay Tray.

EVENT WASTE MANAGEMENT : LEARN MORE


GRINDERS COFFEE
Grinders Coffee partners with Fairtrade, and is committed a sustainable supply chain for farmers, and coffee-growing communities, and are aspiring towards packaging neutrality within their operations. Coffee cups at MFGS will be recycled by Simply Cups Australia.
www.grinderscoffee.com.au

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TEMPEST LANDSCAPES
Balcony Garden is an environmentally conscious design that embodies the style of ECO Apartment Living.
Think innovative sustainability, texture and minimalism.
www.tempestlandscapes.com

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RITA FIELDMANN FLOWERS
Rita heads up the Sustainable Floristry Network, so check out our floral store for something fabulous and sustainable.
www.feldmannflowers.com.au/

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URBAN GREENS CO
Retailing a range of Sustainable Grow Kits, Garden Kits, Microgreens, Sprouting kits and accessories.
www.urbangreens.com.au

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BOWMAN BUSH
Australian manufacturer of bushwood fence panels, screening an accessories. Bowman Bush are the only manufacturer to use 100% plantation grown bushwood in their products, making their products environmentally friendly, renewable and sustainable.
www.bowmanbrush.com


HOLGATE BREWHOUSE
By moving away from glass stubbies and plastic cups to new cans, Holgate Brewhouse is providing a more sustainable and environmentally friendly way of drinking their beer.
www.holgatebrewhouse.com

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