At the most recent BlogPaws Conference in Nashville, TN, Only Natural Pet teamed up with Caitlyn Bolton and the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition (PISC) to create a zero-waste event. This was a first ever for the pet industry and the pilot program went amazing!
Since this was a first of its kind for the pet industry, Bolton needed to lead a dedicated team to ensure success. “Because this is the first zero-waste event in the pet industry that we know of… we will start by managing the waste under our direct control-this includes all waste accumulated during the setup, conference and teardown,” Bolton said. This included everything from diverting bottles and glass to more complicated materials including shrink wrap, food waste and pet waste from landfills; encouraging sponsors and participants to reduce and reuse as much as possible; and to continually communicate the goals of the zero-waste conference and the important role it plays for the pet industry, pet parents and, of course, the pets!
Check out Pet World Insider’s interview with Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition’s Caitlyn Bolton to learn about the importance of this zero-waste event and the impact that it has: