Sustainability

ASPiH are committed to providing an environmentally friendly conference and providing sustainable options where possible.

Below are some of the ways this is being achieved:

  • We are no longer using single plastic badge holders, and are instead printing all badges on recyclable paper
  • Sustainable and biodegradable lanyards will be used
  • The conference will be paperless and instead we will be using a delegate app
  • Any printed signage will not be dated, so that it can be used for future events
  • All food will be sourced locally, to reduce carbon emissions
  • Exhibitors will be asked to reuse their stand material where possible and encouraged to take their waste away with them to recycle
  • The conference dinner will be exclusively vegetarian, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions footprint of the conference
  • Plastic will be limited, where possible, and we encourage all delegates to bring along their own water bottle

The conference venue are committee to the following:

  • Digital room keys available or wooden alternative
  • Locally sourced ingredients used at the bar and restaurant
  • 100% recyclable tea packaging
  • Any unwanted event waste is taken away to repurpose or redistribute the items to charities or back into the event industry.
  • LED lighting within hotel
  • Sustainable packaging used for Room Service & Gild to Go
  • Water saving urinals
  • Digital Key or wooden access keys for guests who prefer
  • No single use plastic used within hotel
  • Seperate wastage system for recycling
  • Power correctors
  • Energy efficient boilers
  • Water conservation initiative
  • Room service on departure unless stated otherwise
  • Energy efficient hand dryers
  • Lost property clothing is donated to Air Ambulance
  • Beds, furniture and pillows are donated to Changes UK
  • Relationship with local school in the area to plant trees, herbs and other sustainable initiatives
  • Use of local suppliers for selection of signature drinks in Gild and Brightsmith

You can view the full sustainability document from the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel HERE

If you would like to discuss anything or have any further suggestions please do get in touch - events@aspih.org.uk