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FCVB congress is being responsible & eco-friendly!

This year FCVB had decided to be more responsible & sustainable and avoid unnecessary waste!

FCVB has set itself a new challenge for this year's congress in Florence: to be more responsible, sustainable & eco-friendly!
As such, this new initiative includes:
  • No printed programmes, mobile app only - 42 000 pages (A4 format) will be saved, this is equivalent to 5 big trees!
  • No congress bags - around 700 bags would be required for an event of this size and the majority of these bags would be simply discarded afterwards.
  • The caterer will also not waste left over food - it will be added to a food bank project in Italy : FOOD FOR GOOD - From meetings to solidarity

Their philosophy: put a stop to food waste at events!

We have all witnessed with some irritation and a sense of powerlessness the food wasted at the end of a convention lunch or dinner. While buffets should be rich and a delight to the eye as well as the stomach, we can never be sure of the number of people who will attend, so too often a large quantity of food ends up being thrown out. All the while, the queues of people in need outside soup kitchens are getting longer and longer.

From a meeting with non-profit organisations Banco Alimentare and Equoevento, we have discovered how to reduce food waste at events to a minimum, and give a hand to those most in need.

The project is simple, does not require a great effort or costs, and complies with Italy’s Good Samaritan law (Law 155/2003).


Read more on Food for Good and Banco Alimentare and Equoevento