Event Sustainability (CFPE)

Composting Food Packaging at Events (CFPE)

We’re proud to help Christchurch City Council deliver the Composting Food Packaging at Events (CFPE) initiative, at Council events this Summer, as their Sustainability Partner. This initiative involves diverting waste away from landfill, by working with food vendors to move to using compostable food packaging.

Sustainably is a division of Total Waste Solutions who has a contract with the Christchurch City Council to sort waste as their major events held over the Summer. We have also gained contracts with a number of private events to offer the same service.


CFPE involves having three streams of waste at events (green, yellow and red bins, the same as your household collection) which are hand sorted into the different streams on site at events in order to divert as much away from landfill as possible. 

A large part of the initiative involves fundraising groups working with food vendors to use a set of approved packaging which can then be put into the green bin (organics) and be made into compost.


We think CFPE has the potential to make Christchurch the cleanest, greenest event city in New Zealand and we couldn’t be happier to be on board for the ride.

If you’re an event organiser and are interested in having your event participate in the CFPE initiative, then please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. Check out more info on our Fundraising & Grant Groups page.