Case study: Floriade 2019

Floriade is a diverse, ever expanding program of music, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays, entertainment and recreational activities. With half a million visitors and over one million blooms on display, Floriade is the perfect place to experience the beauty of spring.

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Spring celebrates sustainable event waste management

Closed Loop managed the event waste at Floriade 2019, Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring, held in Canberra, from 12th September until 11th October 2019.

Watch how Closed Loop Site Services manages event waste into different waste streams to maximise landfill diversion rates.

Floriade highlights

  • Empty cans, glass bottles and plastic bottles were sent to RETURNIT, part of the container deposit scheme, earning $4,882.90 which was donated to Floriade’s nominated charity.
  • More than 130 tonnes of waste material waste collected, with an 82.6% landfill diversion rate achieved.
  • Floriade were the first major festival to collect coffee cups via Simply Cups Australia, diverting more than 98,300 cups from landfill.


“It’s important to us that the way we operate is also working in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. Floriade attracts about half a million people to the event each year, half of those come from interstate or overseas so it is a really big drawcard for the ACT. We were looking for a company that could work with us on improving the ways that we manage waste onsite, and could work with us on reducing the waste that we were actually generating.”


Sarah Boyd,

ACT Government Events Manager

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