We're Serious About Sustainability

Net Zero Carbon Events

Decarbonising the events industry, together. At RX, we’re serious about sustainability. We are founding members of the Net Zero Carbon Events pledge to make our company, our events and the wider events industry net zero. We commit to being net zero by 2040 and to make a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. In 2023 we will publish our pathway to net zero, setting out our reduction strategy with key milestones for all our events. Given the complex nature of our supply chain and the emissions associated with a show, it is only by working together as an industry that we will be able to reduce our impact. We are building a company of net zero heroes to take action and ensure a sustainable future. 

It’s only by working together as a retail industry that we will achieve our goals. 

What we are doing to support our sustainability goals

We promote the use of reusable cups and bottles onsite to reduce waste. Discounts on hot beverages are available for those using a reusable cup at participating venues.

We are working with venues to provide additional waste streams and better signage for waste disposal. 

QR codes will be used for onsite registration, removing the use of paper forms, counters, and labour.

RX offers sustainable stand packages for exhibitor upgrades and have introduced sustainable criteria for custom stand designs to raise awareness and to promote exhibitors to use sustainable alternatives.

Simply Cups Coffee Cup Recycling

Simply Cups is Australia's first and largest paper cup recycling program. They save millions of cups from landfill and give them a second life. 

One of the reasons paper cups including coffee cups cannot be recycled in kerbside recycling is because of their waterproof lining. 

MCEC collects disposable coffee cups (of any type) via dedicated Simply Cups collection stations around the venue. At MCEC, coffee cups are also sorted and collected from the yellow recycling bin (unlike kerbside recycling).

Cups are collected by Simply Cups who process them and give them to their manufacturing partners to turn into high value products.

What we are doing to support our sustainability goals

Plant Silk lanyards are manufactured from eco friendly materials such as waste stems of grain crops, and various other plant materials. The fabric is biodegradable and sustainable.

Digital signage is used where possible, and we strive to reuse all printed signage as much as possible for future events.

Our floorplan and conference agenda are available digitally to allow easy access from your device of choice, and reduce the amount of material we print.

Water stations and washing stations are provided within the halls for your reusable vessels.

Join us on our Path To Sustainability - every step together counts towards creating a more sustainable future.