Towards Zero Impact
In order to reduce the environmental impact of our trade shows and make more sustainable events, at Gastronomic Forum Barcelona we carry out different actions.
We are aware that it is necessary to implement sustainable measures to fight climate change aiming to set an example for our sector.
Towards Zero Impact (TZI) is a project that contributes to the implementation of all kinds of measures in relation to sustainability, both on an environmental and social level, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set an agenda of goals for the year 2030 and aim to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
Sustainable Development Goals
Zero Waste and Recycling
Zero Waste is an initiative that aims to generate less waste during events and its recycling. Among the actions developed in this area, we highlight:
In the fight against food waste and for the recovery of the surplus of the trade show, we reaffirm our collaboration with the Fundació Banc dels Aliments. Their volunteers will be promoting their supply programme, designed to manage the stocks of food from the agro-food industry that is consumable but not marketable, and which can be distributed to people in a precarious food situation.
Banc dels Aliments collected 2,750 kg of food at Gastronomic Forum Barcelona 2022.
Recycling of corks
Recycling containers for the collection of corks are located all over the venue.
Our objective is to give a second life to the used corks by collecting them, crushing them and mixing them with glue to use them in tree surrounds and playground pavements.
This circular economy project, called ALCORKE, is promoted by the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation and the Catalan Waste Agency.
Institut Català del Suro collected 246 corks at Gastronomic Forum Barcelona 2022.
Collection of glass
Gastronomic Forum Barcelona collaborates with Ecovidrio for the collection and management of glass waste. The action consists of setting up recycling areas with glass containers throughout the venue. Ecovidrio performs the collection at the stands of the exhibitors, as well as the recycling of the glass generated.
Ecovidrio collected 1,600 kg of glass at Gastronoimc Forum Barcelona 2022.
Consult the Sustainable Participation Guide and find all the information you need to make your visit to Gastronomic Forum Barcelona sustainable and environmentally friendly.