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 at GPCE

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

GPCE showbags are made from 100% natural, unbleached natural cotton material which is a renewable and biodegradable resource. All of the GPCE showbag items have been chosen while carefully considering the environment, such as notebooks made using natural cork and recyled paper.

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

We encourage exhibitors to hire as many components for their stand as possible where the items can be re-used. 

We strive to use products that have a full life cycle that come from and can be recycled. We encourage our exhibitors to do the same. 

Post-show donations – many venues offer the ability to donate furniture and products to charity after the event.

All exhibitors and contractors must use LED lighting only. The use of Halogen lights is now banned.

All RX lanyards are plant-based, made from plant silk, and use 65-70% less carbon. We encourage recycling of lanyards at the end of the show.

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

GPCE is transitioning all shows to use digital guides, books, and media partner publications to replace printed materials.

How can you be more sustainable at GPCE?

Use public transport to and from our event.

Access the floorplan, exhibitor list, and agenda on our Digital Event Guide from your phone.

Use the designated recycle bins around the show floor to dispose of your waste.

Recycle your lanyards as you leave the event by dropping them in the provided container.

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