Government backs sustainable events

Defra minister Hilary Benn has
lent his support to a sustainable events standard that aims to reduce the
economic, social and environmental impacts of exhibitions and events.

Benn, who toured Earls Court and
Olympia to see
the effects of BS 8901 in action, says: “We all have to play our part in the
move to more sustainable living. That’s why it’s great to see the UK
events industry taking up the challenge to make their industry more
sustainable.”

The standard has been revised to
make it easier for exhibition and event organisers to implement BS 8901
following feedback from initial adopters of the initiative.

Paul Colston

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