With the trend towards eco-friendliness, having a sustainable event at your Phuket conference venue is as much a good marketing move as it is a generally good thing to do. Helpfully, plenty of Phuket meeting hotels are leading the initiative by taking steps to protect the island’s natural beauty. However, there are still a few steps you can take in your planning and organisation to make sure that your event has as little impact on the environment as possible. Here are a few of them:
Choose a green venue
We might as well start with the obvious – choosing a green Phuket meeting hotel will naturally make your event more eco-friendly as all of the facilities that hotel provides will be low-impact. This could range from sustainable waste management to low-energy light bulbs – it all helps!
Minimise single-use plastic
While Phuket meeting hotels are already leading the charge on this, minimising the use of single-use plastics at your event is a simple but effective way to increase its eco-credentials. This means no disposable straws, plastic water bottles, plastic spoons and so on. All of them can be replaced with reusable versions – metal or bamboo straws, glass water bottles, metal spoons, etc.
There are plenty of materials that you commonly see at events which could be replaced with digital alternatives. Printed handouts and programmes can become PDFs, vinyl banners become computer or TV screens, and so on. And that’s just the simple stuff – if you’re feeling a bit creative, you could help your event stand out for its innovative use of technology.
Minimise food waste
Planning the catering for an event is always a challenge and most events err on the side of excess. Unfortunately, that means a lot of waste. Consider asking your Phuket conference venue to cut down the quantities a little to reduce the greenhouse gases released by rotting food waste. It’ll cut down the cost of the event and it’ll also help the attendees stay focussed instead of getting sluggish after an excessively heavy midday meal.
Add a carbon offset fee
As pleasant as it is to travel to a Phuket conference venue, the flights and taxi rides to get you there pump a lot of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Fortunately, there are plenty of initiatives around the world which will plant trees or invest in renewable energy sources to offset the carbon your attendees are adding to the atmosphere. A small addition to the ticket price in order to do some good in the world is unlikely to raise too many objections.