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BSHI are committed to providing an environmentally friendly conference and providing sustainable options where possible.

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Below are some of the ways this is being achieved:
  • We are no longer using single plastic badge holders, and are instead printing all badges on recyclable paper
  • Sustainable and biodegradable lanyards will be used
  • Reusable drinks bottles will be given to all delegates and water stations provided
  • The conference will be paperless and instead we will be using a delegate app
  • Any printed signage will not be dated, so that it can be used for future events
  • All food will be sourced locally, to reduce carbon emissions
  • Exhibitors will be asked to reuse their stand material where possible and encouraged to take their waste away with them to recycle
  • The conference venue is in a central location with great transport links, reducing the need to drive
  • At conference our poster abstracts will be presented on eposter boards instead of paper
The Bridgewater Hall is dedicated to running a sustainable venue.

Please see below their sustainability statement.

At The Bridgewater Hall we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment and want to ensure we are contributing to the reduction of carbon omissions where we can. To do this, we have an Environment Group, with members from all departments, who meet on a regular basis to discuss, monitor and implement progress in achieving a greener venue.

We have three key objectives: reduce, reuse, recycle. These 3 objectives form the basis of our Environmental Policy which can be viewed in more detail by clicking the link on the right. Environmental awareness is promoted across all levels in the organisation and we are currently working towards Manchester City Council and Groundwork’s Environmental Business Pledge and have achieved the Silver Award.

Achievements so far:

  • Silver Award for the Environmental Business Pledge
  • On-going project to replace all light fittings in the building with low energy, LED lights
  • Over 800 fairy lights in the main Auditorium replaced with energy saving bulbs, saving a massive 35,818Kw per year
  • Junk-mail system set up to remove us from unwanted mailings in order to reduce paperwaste
  • Coffee is sourced from Rain Forest Alliance
  • Air-handling is carefully monitored by our Facilities Team to ensure we are not using energy unnecessarily
  • Glass, plastic bottles, paper, cardboard, light bulbs, batteries are all recycled

Current aims:

  • Gold Award for the Environmental Business Pledge
  • Registering and working towards Julie’s Bicycle
  • Sourcing further recycling bins for our Artists’ Bar
If you would like to discuss anything or have any further suggestions please do get in touch -