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Sustainability at Slush 2022

At Slush, we want to be part of building a better and more sustainable future. We are committed to taking concrete actions to diminish the negative environmental impact caused when organizing a large-scale international event like Slush.

This year, our team, together with our partners, has put constant effort into making Slush 2022 a more sustainable and responsible event than ever before. At Slush 2022, sustainability will not only be a jingle of words but rather a lineup of concrete actions. 

Now, it’s time to demonstrate how sustainability is taken into account at Slush 2022.


Slush 2022 is a carbon-negative event

Together with Compensate, we will calculate the full carbon footprint of the 2022 event and compensate for the emissions caused. 

The calculations will cover the emissions from the event itself, including our attendees’ flights, hotels, and meals for their stay in Helsinki. In addition, the year-round activities of Slush are included in the calculations.


Recycling at Slush 2022

We take recycling seriously at Slush. At Slush 2022, all disposables from plates to cups and utensils are biodegradable, thanks to, for example, our collaboration with Stora Enso

Furthermore, together with our recycling partner L&T, we’ve come up with a waste management plan aiming for a 100% recycling rate by maximizing raw material collection at the event. 

The waste frictions we have in use are: 

  • Bio Waste
  • Energy Waste
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Mixed Waste
  • Plastic Waste 

If you are unsure how to recycle your waste at the venue, please ask a Slush Crew member or our volunteers how to do it – we are here to help!


Water Points provided by Waterlogic

Finnish tap water is broadly known for its excellent quality and for being 100% drinkable. At the event, we will have 18 water stations provided by Waterlogic

Thus, make sure to bring your reusable water bottle to Slush and utilize our water stations to refill your bottle whenever you please.


A Sustainable eating experience

Together with chef and food designer Linnea Vihonen, we have curated a delicious and sustainable eating experience for Slush 2022. All food served at Slush will be completely vegetarian, with an option to make everything vegan. 

The menus have been curated with care to truly be a part of the Slush experience and to reflect what the future holds for food. No delicacy has been compromised thanks to our amazing partners: MeEat, Rooty, and Don Tortilla who have helped us ensure that no flavor is lacking by bringing their exciting and sustainable products to our dishes.


Slush 2022 collection together Purewaste

Together with PureWaste, we design a Slush 2022 collection, sold at the Slush store. The collection is designed to last time and use and all materials being used are made from 100% recycled textile waste.


What else will go down?

In the Meeting Area, we have partnered up with Rebl Eats to ensure that all Slush 2022 attendees stay nourished with some fully plant-based delicacies while being busy networking with their peers.

We encourage our eventgoers to opt for public transportation and offer free public transport tickets to our volunteers. Public transportation runs smoothly in Helsinki and is both a convenient and more environmentally friendly choice to move from one place to another. To ensure smooth ticket purchasing, you can download the HSL app already in advance.

Our new recyclable cloakroom tags, created as a joint project with Woodly and one of Europe’s leading research institutes, VTT, are made from the unique carbon-neutral and wood-based Woodly® material.

To help our logistics run smoothly, we’ll be using electric cars which will be charged by utilizing Fortum’s renewable energy.


Want to do your own part when it comes to helping us build a more sustainable event?

Here’s what you can do:

1. Recycle

Please recycle all your waste at Slush. All food items including candy wrappers, plates, cutlery, and cups are biodegradable at Slush, which means they all belong in the organic waste bin! Our sustainability team is also there at every recycling point to help you sort your waste correctly.

2. Bring your own bottle

You can save a lot of disposable cups by bringing your reusable water bottle to fill up at our water stations. The water stations are easy to spot and marked on the event map. 

3. Use public transport

The Slush event venue is served by excellent public transport connections in all directions. With 12,000 people joining, these individual choices add up!

4. Compensate your flights

We have already compensated your flight to Helsinki, but you can also do it yourself.


Want to know more?

If you are curious to read more about the actions we are taking to make Slush 2022 a more sustainable event, head out to our designated website for sustainability.


Hope to see you helping us take sustainability into account at Slush 2022!