Eco APNIC 30

As always, APNIC is committed to environmentally friendly practices. The Gold Coast is an important part of the Australian landscape, and a great example of Australia's diversity and natural beauty.

The APNIC 30 venue, the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, maintains a high standard of environmental sensitivity as a hotel and venue.

Measures taken to protect the environment at APNIC 30:

  • Conference pens and pads made of recycled materials
  • Recycling bins placed around gallery area and in all function rooms
  • Delegate bags made of 100% biodegradable jute canvas
  • Comprehensive recycling program throughout the hotel
  • Marriott Hotel Carbon Offsetting Program
  • Water controllers to decrease overall consumption
  • Energy-saving light bulbs in guest rooms
  • Ozone Laundering to reduce use of chemicals

The Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa has won many awards for their environmental efforts:

  • Finalist in Best Environmental Practice 2008, Queensland Hotels Association Awards
  • Business of The Year 2009, Gold Coast and Hinterland Environmental Council
  • 2009 Environmental Management Award, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards


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Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of APNIC 30.

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