A whopping 84% of event organisers said they would consider not using Christmas crackers to improve the environmental credentials of their Christmas parties.
That was backed up by 78% of delegates who said they would not be disappointed if there were no crackers at their Christmas parties.
In a survey of 375 event industry respondents conducted by BMA House, a further 58% of all respondents (57% of organisers and 60% of delegates) said they would consider meat-free alternatives to a traditional Christmas menu.
"Christmas, in addition to being a time of generosity, happiness and joy for many is also often a time of indulgence and waste," said Kat Winfield, venue manager at BMA House.
"This survey, however, shows the importance both delegates and organisers are placing on the environment not just at their day-to-day events but also at Christmas time."
Further responses to the research highlighted the fact that 58% of organisers consider a venue’s environmental policies before selecting it for a Christmas event.
Winfield added: "These positive and inspiring results have confirmed our decision that we will only offer sustainable crackers, as part of our passion for the environment."
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