Organisers of the Pro2Pac and Waste-Works exhibitions, in partnership with the Green Earth Appeal’s ‘Carbon Free Events’ initiative, are to help offset the carbon footprint of the event next month by planting a fruit tree for each of the 120 exhibitors.
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The initiative, which gives individuals in developing countries a chance to create a sustainable future for their community with help from businesses in more economically developed countries (MEDC), aims to combat climate change and poverty while protecting the natural world. The Green Earth Appeal is one of 61 worldwide tree planting partners in the internationally-recognised United Nations Environment programme’s Billion Tree Campaign, which started in 2006 and has since successfully planted more than 12 billion trees.
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“The Pro2Pac and Waste-Works events focus on sustainability and reducing the impact of packaging on the environment, so this initiative is wholly in line with our environmental objectives,” explains Event Manager, Nick Piper. “We’re delighted that we, and all our exhibitors, have the opportunity to support the scheme.”
Pro2Pac, the UK’s only dedicated food and drink packaging event, and Waste-Works, the only waste and sustainability event dedicated to the food and drink industry, feature 120 exhibitors from around the world and will take place at ExCeL London 20-22 March.
Marvin Baker, Founder and CEO of the Green Earth Appeal, said: “This initiative has encouraged partnership between governments, organisations, communities and individuals to work towards a better global future through the planting of trees.
“The fruit trees which will be planted on behalf of the Pro2Pac and Waste-Works exhibitors will give people in Africa a chance to create a sustainable farm which not only benefits their community, but the planet too!”
Co-located with IFE, the UK’s largest and most important food & drink trade event, Pro2Pac and Waste-Works will take place at ExCeL London 20 – 22 March. Registration for the event is free online, but will be £25 on the door.
For more information and to register free, go to www.pro2pac.co.uk