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Towards Zero Impact is an initiative, powered by IOT Solutions World Congress, for the first time in 2018, along side Lavola to help make the SDGs adopted by all United Nations Member States become a reality.  Our objetive is to reduce waste, save resources and boost the event’s sustainability. We are fully committed to reducing the environmental impact created by the event, in terms of mobility, energy, climate, products and services, catering, waste, water and communication.

WHAT DO WE DO TO MAXIMISE SUSTAINABILITY?

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PROMOTING LOW CARBON MOBILITY

Participants are highly encouraged to use environmentally-friendly transport by offering combined transport tickets, effective signposting of the nearest public transport and bicycles for hire, as well as the venue having excellent public transport connections.

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ENSURING CARBON NEUTRALITY
Offsetting the GHG emissions associated with the event’s organisation and the participation of all speakers (including their travel and time spent in Barcelona) by funding high quality carbon offset projects.
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LIMITING USE OF ENERGY
Fira Barcelona Gran Via is one of Europe’s biggest and most modern venues and benefits from one of the largest rooftop photovoltaic systems.
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REDUCING USE OF PAPER

With the exception of participant badges and the visitor guide, the IOTSWC is a paperless event. What’s more, all printed documents follow the highest sustainable criteria, including the use of FSC-certified recyclable paper and double-sided printing.
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FIGHTING USE WASTE
Any food left over after the events is collected by the NGO and distributed to be used by community kitchens.
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RECYCLING WASTE
The Congress promotes the use of recycled and reusable products, minimal packaging and disposable items and separate waste collection for paper, and plastic. Reusable and recyclable plastic bottles will be available throughout the event to limit the use of plastic glass.
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GENDER EQUALITY

An initiative to promote gender equality will be developed in the event.

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO BECOME PART OF THIS INITIATIVE?

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RETURN YOUR BADGE BEFORE LEAVING
Hand in your badge at the return point. They will be duly collected and recycled!
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REDUCE PAPER CONSUMPTION
The event encourages online invoicing to minimise the use of paper.
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DOWNLOAD
THE APP
QR points are located at strategic points at the venue where you can download the app, helping us to become a paperless event.
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THINK GREEN MOBILITY
Fira Barcelona Gran Via is ideally located as it can be easily reached by public transport. We encourage all participants to use environmentally-friendly transport and promotes low carbon mobility.
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USE RECYCLING BINS
The event provides waste collection points for visitors, especially for paper / cardboard and packaging. Sensors to detect the level of use of the bins will be implemented to improve waste management throughout the event.

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