As over 700 exhibitors and some 14,000 visitors gathered recently in Birmingham for this year’s Energy Event, the show’s NEC home has announced that it has achieved ‘zero waste to landfill’ two years ahead of schedule.

Kathryn James, managing director of the NEC, said, “We are thrilled to have achieved our zero waste to landfill goal ahead of schedule, affirming our greener venue credentials. It is testament to the work undertaken by ‘Team NEC’ to significantly reduce and recycle our waste as well as choose suppliers who share our vision.

“It is fitting to announce this achievement at the Recycling and Waste Management exhibition, one of many shows with a green and sustainable focus which the NEC is set to host over the next 12 months. We’re committed to making a difference environmentally through waste management and reducing carbon emissions, and achieving zero waste to landfill demonstrates our efforts.”

“We are delighted that the NEC has set such a great example,” said Alison Jackson, managing director of the RWM in partnership with the CIWM event. “For the UK’s largest event venue, the amount and diversity of the waste created is a challenge and we applaud the focus and effort that has gone into achieving the ‘zero waste to landfill’ target in such a short time.”