CLOSED LOOP SUSTAINABILITY PLAN:
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
WOOD & TIMBER
Upcycled by Simply Cups
Upcycled by Closed Loop
YELLOW TONGUE FLOORING
Upcycled by Closed Loop
CONCRETE & RUBBLE
Upcycled into Roads
New Glass Bottles
PAPER & CARDBOARD
WASTE TO ENERGY
Into Resuable Fuels
Biogas to Energy
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.
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.
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.
Balcony Garden is an environmentally conscious design that embodies the style of ECO Apartment Living.
Think innovative sustainability, texture and minimalism.
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.
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.