No plastic bottles or cups are used at Cankarjev dom. Instead, we make full use of our city’s exceptional advantage – safe and clean tap water. During breaks, international conference attendees are offered water as enjoyed by the locals, from the tap. In 2019 alone, disposal of semi-litre plastic bottles was thus reduced by 35,000 units.
Many organisations are drawing attention to the excessive use of plastics and the severe damage this is causing to our ecosystem – the planet Earth which is man’s sole living environment. Among others, the ‘Not Just a Drop in the Ocean Campaign’ with the mascot ‘Ticky the Turtle’ was launched to stress the adverse effects that single-use plastics are having on the oceans and seas around the world. Cankarjev dom has been member of IAPCO – the International Association of Professional Congressional Organizers that launched the campaign – since 1980. Members of this association, shareholders in the worldwide meetings industry, annually hold as many as 18,660 congresses, symposia and conferences of various sizes. Their eco-conscious working practices importantly contribute towards a sustainable future.