RBC Place London is committed to protecting our environment and is continuously looking to improve our waste management and energy programs.  Currently efforts are directed to reducing waste and energy use and recycling and reusing as many items as possible while continuing to offer a safe environment for guests and staff.  Purchasing policies include a “Green” emphasis for all our suppliers.  The following is an overview of our efforts.

In 2018, 61% of our total waste was recycled. Of the 125,674.341 pounds of recycling waste, 49,118 lbs was waste. 



Waste & Recycling Summary 

Recyclable Items 2018 2017
Measurement lbs lbs
Recycling Co-Mingled 7,782 8,355
Wood Pallets 4,323 3,795
Organics 24,912 38,425
OCC (Corrugated Cardboard) 6,239 15,267
Deep Fryer Oil 888 825
Food Waste collected in the Grease Interceptor 21,810 47,017
Waste 49,118 50,419
Percent of Recycled Materials 61% 57%

 Additional Green Efforts

  • 539 lbs of canned good & $490.00 in monetary donations were donated to the Food Bank in 2018. 
  • A total of 7,860 meals from leftover food items were donated to the Men's Mission of London and the Salvation Army. 
  • Through Brewers Retail 20,736 beer bottles and 1,628 liquor bottles were recycled.
  • 100% of all purchased paper products are made from recycled materials.  This includes: paper towels, toilet tissue, serviettes, flip chart paper 
  • 85% of all cleaning solutions purchased in 2017 were green designated.
  • 888 lbs of oil collected by Rothsay was converted to biodiesel. 

Clean & Green Site Clean Up

Each year, RBC Place London takes part in London’s Clean & Green initiative by taking approximately 20 minutes to clean up the rubbish around the exterior of our building. Here's a photo of the 2018 clean up!

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Since 2012 staff from RBC Place London have taken part in ReForest London's Annual Tree Planting Ceremony at Celebration Forest near Westminster Pond (pictured at the top of this page). 

RBC Place London has done this as a part of our commitment to plant a tree with ReForest London on behalf of each new conference or event to book at the facility since 2012 worth at least $25,000. 

Since launching this program on January 1st 2012, RBC Place London has planted a tree on behalf of 36 conferences/events and one tree per year on behalf of RBC Place London.  

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Coordination of Meeting Room Setup and HVAC systems:

Departments coordinate the set up of meeting rooms to reduce energy requirements. RBC Place London HVAC system is programmed to provide cooled air 1.5 hours prior to the guest arrival for the larger ballroom and 1 hour prior to guest arrival for smaller rooms. Temperature throughout RBC Place London is controlled and monitored to reduce energy use. The event services and technical teams set up the meeting rooms together to ensure minimum use of hydro. Offices are equipped with light sensors and lighting throughout is reduced during off peak times.

In 2015 RBC Place London was awarded a 4 rating (out of 5) by Green Key Global, a leading environmental certification body whose suite of industry standard programs and resources has been designed specifically for the lodging and meetings industries. Green Key Meetings v2.0 takes a comprehensive look at how facilities perform in the following key areas: Core Areas (Energy, Water, Waste), Communication (Information, Training, Policies & Management), Activities (Community, Procurement, Auditing), Health (Wellness Activities, Air Quality, People), Exhibitions and Audiovisual. To learn more about Green Key Meetings, please visit their website