September 18 (Sun) - 23 (Fri), 2022
Zero Waste Principle
7IMDC seeks to uphold the zero waste principle of reducing the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserving and recovering all resources. Hosting a zero waste conference is possible and requires the organizers to take the lead in upholding sustainability and ensuring that products and services are designed and managed in a manner that eliminates all discharges to land, water and air.
The 7IMDC zero waste goals are to:
7IMDC Zero-waste Policy Guide
Planning for a zero-waste conference should be started in advance. The following steps will guide the 7IMDC to realize its goal.
A team will develop the zero-waste framework, in collaboration with the conference venue/locality.
A Zero-waste framework will be developed and will identify sources and types of waste, the actions required to reduce waste, potential barriers for venue and participants, associated costs, methodology to measure success and communication channels to convey the message.
Alternatives for each component will be identified, for example vendors and the procurement deadlines.
Duties will be assigned in collaboration with the ground staff.
During the conference, the zero-waste framework will be communicated with the attendees and all the efforts will be monitored and reported.
Post the 7IMDC, feedback will be collected from the attendees, the success of the framework will be determined, and the results will be shared with the attendees.
Components of the 7IMDC and respective zero-waste efforts
Conference Venue & Communication materials
Advertising and promotion
Food and beverages