As event organisers plan to make outdoor events more eco-friendly this year H&E North looks at sustainable items to make the most out of the day and aim towards a greener industry.
1. Power Bank | £16.42
Depending on the facilities available, getting hold of an available plug socket when visiting outdoor venues might get a little too competitive among other delegates. Investing in a solar panelled power bank is an environmentally friendly and hassle-free option that keeps all your devices topped up during an all-day event. Big Bear Promo offers a powerful, high-capacity option which also handily comes with an extra USB cable.
2. Rucksack | £69.95
The amount of merchandise and free giveaways that come with large outdoor events might mean bringing more items back home then what you left with. This rucksack by Roka helps to carry the extra load and is available in three different sizes. The water-resistant canvas is made from recycled bottles, with cotton- webbed straps which get softer and more comfortable with each use. Plenty of inside pockets and a laptop sleeve are also included, to keep your belongings organised and clutter-free.
3. Water Bottle | £29.95
A reusable water bottle is still the simplest step towards reducing your carbon footprint and bringing one to your next outdoor event will be one step further to help organisers cut down on plastic usage. The 600ml bottle made by Kept can keep beverages cold for 12 hours or hot for six hours. Its double walled shell is made from fully recyclable stainless steel and the bottle’s antibacterial acacia lid is vacuum sealed to stop a single drop from leaking.
4. Umbrella | £12
Even as the months begin to warm up this year, outdoor events will still have to deal with some typically unpredictable weather. This lightweight umbrella from Umbrella World can be easily used as you keep on top of unexpected downpours and is made from environmentally-friendly water-repellent coating free from man- made chemicals. The bamboo handle is also sustainably-made and finished with an attached strap to carry more comfortably.