Sustainability at the Show

Sustainability is at the heart of all we do – we are working hard to become a ZERO waste event and reduce our impact on our environment.

Waste Minimisation and Landfill Diversion

The Show 2024 is dedicated to sustainability and creating positive change in the rural sector. In collaboration with our waste minimisation partners, Wasteless, The Show will demonstrate its commitment to sustainability through the following waste objectives:

Minimising Waste– reducing the amount of waste generated
Maximising Landfill Diversion – reusing and recycling materials where possible

To achieve these objectives The Show 2024 we will once again be contracting Wasteless to implement the following strategies:

A three-bin system for attendees including General Waste (red), Mixed Recycling (yellow), and Organics (green).
Food exhibitors using a set of approved compostable packaging products which, along with food waste, will be composted following the event.
An on-site waste crew to empty bins and sort waste to remove contamination.

The following activities will further support waste minimisation and landfill diversion efforts at The Show 2024:

Reducing event-related printing, including signage and programmes.
Providing water refill stations throughout the park.
Partnering with NRC to provide free buses to the Show on the day throughout the entire city.

Event attendees can support The Show’s waste minimisation and landfill diversion efforts by:

Bringing reusable water bottles and coffee cups to fill up on-site.
Disposing of materials and items correctly within the three-bin system.
Being a tidy Kiwi and taking your picnic litter with you.
Only taking brochures, pamphlets, and other giveaways if you need them.