Completely Retail Marketplace goes plastic free


Completely Events, the organisers of the European property exhibition Completely Retail Marketplace (CRMP), have pledged to remove all single use plastic bottles from their exhibitions in 2018.


The organisers, who had to dispose of over 8,000 single use plastic bottles in 2017 will be removing all single use plastic bottles from their six exhibitions this year. They will also remove straws as well as investing in fully compostable coffee cups. Any of the reusable bottles left after the show will be taken away, cleaned and reused at future events.

The initiative will begin at their first exhibition on the 24th April 2018 at Old Billingsgate Market. Each delegate will receive a reusable water bottle on arrival and there will be water coolers placed around the venue.

Landsec, the UK’s largest listed property company and a longstanding exhibitor at CRMP, is sponsoring the initiative at both the London events this year.

‘Landsec are proud to lead the real estate sector in sustainability and are pleased to ensure that single use plastic waste from these events will be significantly reduced,’ said Tom Byrne, sustainability manager, Landsec.