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November 5th 2019

the eastside rooms to Present The Rubbish Project at IBTM

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the eastside rooms will be introducing a specialist session on IBTM World’s Accelerate Stage this year as part of the venue’s international launch. The session, which addresses event sustainability will be presented by Connor Bryant, Founder of The Rubbish Project, an innovative new UK business that is bringing the circular economy to the events industry and beyond. From furniture 3D printed from plastic waste to a closed-loop drinks cup, The Rubbish Project is working to deliver exciting products that make true environmental sense.

The Rubbish Project, which currently works predominantly within the festival industry, has been working with the eastside rooms on their own sustainability initiatives, and the venue has been keen to share some of the organisation’s innovations with the wider business events industry.

“Some people think of recycling as something boring or low quality, but it doesn't have to be, we use a 3D printer the size of a shipping container to produce large pieces of furniture, art, etc all from recycled plastic,” commented Connor. “We work with the events industry to create exciting bespoke products made from their waste. It’s a great reward for attendees to know that the plastics they threw away last year are now being responsibly used for the next event.”

“We’re really excited by The Rubbish Project. They’re predominantly an innovation and product design company that have created something that is perfect for the events industry, and we’re really proud to be the company that brings it to the business events world,” commented Leanne Bladen, Director of Sales & Marketing, the eastside rooms.

the eastside rooms is presenting The Rubbish Project as part of its international launch at ibtm World. The venue, which will open its doors in spring 2020, is now taking bookings for meetings and events, and will be showcasing what is set to become one of the most exciting event spaces in Birmingham, UK. 

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