Plastic Pledge

Plastic Pledge Logo
EOCA's Plastic Pledge aims to reduce single use plastic waste at trade shows.  EOCA is encouraging as many of its members to sign up to the Pledge as a first step to making trade shows more sustainable.  Non members of EOCA are invited to get on board with the Pledge as well; the more companies that sign up, the bigger the difference we can make.

EOCA exhibits at ISPO and OutDoor by ISPO both in Munich and so works with exhibitors at these shows to lead the way in reducing single use plastic used at these events.  This pledge is intended however to be implemented at all shows and festivals that the signees attend.


Our Company pledges;

- To provide a source of drinking water on our stand throughout the show for visitors and staff to refill reusables.

- To encourage every employee / person working on the stand to bring their own reusable mug or bottle from home for use during and after the show. If needed, the company will provide reusables to ensure all staff have an alternative to single use.

- Not to use or provide single use plastic bottled drinks during the show.

- To take all possible measures to avoid single use plastic food or drink items on the stand and to source, reuse and dispose of alternatives sustainably (for example cups, glasses, cutlery, crockery, food wraps, straws, stirrers, single portion milk, sugar, sweets etc).

- To proudly communicate this pledge and encourage colleagues and friends to join our mission to keep the tradeshow free of disposable waste.
Any company wishing to sign up to the Pledge, please contact Tanya and Catherine at for high res pledge artwork to use in their communications.

We are delighted to announce the all of the EOCA member companies listed below have signed the pledge.

In addition, we are delighted that the following non members have also signed the pledge and are implementing it at shows:
Care Plus 
Seal Line
Cascade Designs

Please see attached to this page, guidance notes on how to reduce single use plastic at tradeshows - when serving refreshments and in a whole range of otherways.  In addition, in order to extend this great initiative, we have also added a guidance note to support companies in their thinking as they reduce single use plastic use in their offices and businesses.

Finally, we are thrilled to read the quote in the blog by Leadership & Sustainability about their membership of EOCA and the plastic pledge which says " EOCA has seized the chance of starting a movement that is not only indispensable for nature and wildlife, but also for human beings themselves" Read the full article HERE.
"Mizu was born out of respect and passion for the environment. With our products we want to encourage people to renounce single use plastics to keep our environment safe. EOCA does just that: with their projects and initiatives they protect our playgrounds. As part of the outdoor industry in Europe we feel it is our duty to support EOCA – Enjoy The Journey. Leave Nothing Behind." Linn Torvund, PR & Marketing Europe