exhibitors, dear visitors, dear volunteers,
registered (or you’re willing to do so) to the Vini,
Birre, Ribelli exhibition, taking place at Tour
& Taxis in Brussels, on the
25 & 26 of November.
pleased to count you in and wish you as much pleasure as
we’ll have during this festival.
We inform you that
we’ve taken this year some measures to ensure a proper
operating on the logistic, operational, human and
appraisal of the 2015’s edition, we’ve been affected by
the amount of waste created by our event, and the way to
deal with it.
This is why, from now on, we wish to
register our exhibition as « Zero Waste », an eco-event
approach that could be achieved neither slowing down the
show ’s continuity, nor increasing its budget.
this goal, we’ve decided to collaborate with Zero Waste
Belgium (see details at the bottom of the page). They’ll
manage our event’s human and ecologic parts. To do so,
we demand everyone to respect a code of conduct,
detailed further in this text.
those measures are taken in everybody’s best interest.
If however you disagree with some criteria, please get
back to us.
Thanks to be there, standing up with us !
Zero Waste Belgium Guidelines
for Vini, Birre, Ribelli 2017
In order to achieve Zero Waste
Belgium’s (ZWB) objectives during Vini, Birre, Ribelli
2016, the association has elaborated a guideline that
aim the three phase of the exhibition: before, during,
So as everyone can contribute to this
challenge, we’d like you to read well this guideline
Vini, Birre, Ribelli organizer engage
himself to follow this guideline, and invites exhibitors
and subcontractors to do the same.
Before the exhibition
Reducing paper communication’s ecological weight
Before and during the exhibition, the
public can use several communication tools allowing
paper waste reducing, like:
Event’s web page, including program, access map,
list of exhibitors, links to their homepage, etc...
media like Facebook or Twitter
and exhibitors are invited to favor digital
communication, using creativity, humor and character.
On the flyers distribution case, it’s
necessary to control their diffusion and to limit the
amount of wasted papers by aiming only the interested
public. To do so, the posters hanged in the distribution
sites (bars, restaurants.) will include the mention: «
ask here for your info flyer »; and the flyers will
mention « please, do not litter; if not interested,
please put it back where you found it ».
Recycled paper will be used, and the
distribution will take place by foot, bike or public
Exhibitors are also invited to favor
reusable documents and roll-up for their communication.
Organizers will prepare intern
communication using reusable material (for example
without year mentions)
IMPACT : savings on prints, transport
costs, paper waste in public area and distribution
Organizers and exhibitors should use
the optimal and ecological method to pack and transport
exhibiting and logistic materials linked to the event.
It is, for example, suggested to
bring a set of labeled bottles for public presentation,
and unlabeled for the tasting.
savings on plastic, glass, glue, labels, etc....
Favoring larger containers
realms of possibility, exhibitors should use large
containers like a cask instead of bottles for the
tasting. This point specially concerns the brewers.
savings on bottling, room and time.
Helping the selective waste sorting at the stands
Exhibitors should help the organizers to maximize the
selective sorting of waste produced at the stands.
Informations and tools for that task will be available
stand cleaning, easy recycling.
leftovers will be brought to Saturday feast and Sunday
The remains and the defective bottles will be poured
into a vinegar maker at the exhibitor’s disposition on
After the festival, this vinegar will be
bottled and sold during the 2017 edition in favor of
Viva for Life charity.
production of a Vine, Birre, Ribelli 2017 vinegar,
Organic and logistic wastes management
VBR exhibition, through its partnership with ZWB, commit
to ban disposable dishes in the Food section of the show
and during Saturday feast. A tableware delivery spot
will be available on site for the exhibitors and the
public; dishes will be washed continually by a team of
A foodstuff bin and a wastepaper basket
will be installed for every three food exhibitors.
Plastic spittoons will be provided for each stand. A kit
to sort corks, metal caps, plastic plugs will be
provided. A crate for empty glass bottles will also be
maximizing selective sorting
Informative paper reasoned management
From this year, VBR exhibition won’t systematically
provide the tasting guide to the visitors. If
interested, they will have to pick it up on a dedicated
stand, also providing eco-bags to transport the bottles
bought on site.
Guides will be printed on recycled
paper. Wastepaper baskets will be provided.
Ecological wastepaper management
Exhibitors are incited to avoid spoiling the water at
their disposition. Tap water will be provided to rinse
the glasses, Bru water for visitor’s and exhibitor’s
hydration, if needed.
restricting water spoiling
Awareness campaign led by volunteers
Volunteers’ management and training will be handled by
ZWB. On top of their exhibition’s assignments to the
public and exhibitors, volunteers will raise awareness
among the audience, answering any questions.
Taking up the responsible eco-challenge
During the exhibition, volunteer’s teams will grade the
involvement quality of the Food, Wine, and Beer
exhibitors. The winners will be announced at the end of
the event, and quoted in the exhibition’s on-line
Alongside, the « exhibition currency »
for the exhibitors will be replaced by dry vegetables,
representing different values, for their lunch shopping.
After the exhibition
At the end of the festival, volunteers and organizers
will take in charge the residual wastes like food
leftovers, papers (including undistributed flyers),
returnable bottles, and all the kits for waste selective
It is however asked to the exhibitors to
take away all the other avoidable wastes.
Waste Belgium (ZWB) is a NPO (non-profit organization)
that advice, index and act for waste reduction.
Its objective is to raise awareness among people to
reduce the amount of waste and to support a better
Concretely, it strives for :
Avoid using disposable dishes: setting up a lending
and cleaning service of reusable dishes (handled by
Reduce wrapping consumption
Sales of VBR branded tissue-bag
Set different sizes of food portion to avoid wastage
Manage intra-exhibition transaction with a local
Set a compost heap for food wastes
Collect food leftovers
Facilitating on-site cleaning
establish a selective waste sorting on site,
including informations and activities conducted by
stimulate the exhibitors to better waste handling,
helping them with « no waste » kits (selective
sorting bags, etc.)
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