United for Sustainability

In order to reduce the environmental impact of our trade shows and make more sustainable events, at Barcelona Wine Week we carry out different actions.

We are aware that it is necessary to implement sustainable measures to fight climate change aiming to set an example for our sector.

Towards Zero Impact (TZI) is a project that contributes to the implementation of all kinds of measures in relation to sustainability, both on an environmental and social level, in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs set an agenda of goals for the year 2030 and aim to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

Make your participation in the fair as sustainable as possible

Consult the Sustainable Participation Guide that we provide you with all the information you need to make your visit to Barcelona Wine Week sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Zero Waste and Recycling

Zero Waste is an initiative that aims to generate less waste during events and its recycling. Among the actions developed in this area, we highlight:

Installation of recycling islands for the separation and selective collection of waste into 3 fractions

Collaboration with Ecovidrio for the collection and management of glass waste

Reusing of stands and furnishings from previous editions

Collaboration with Catalan Cork Institute for the collection of corks

Badge, lanyard and pass holder collection at the exit of the venue

All media printed on recycled paper with the FSC label

Elimination of single-use plastics in Gastrofira restaurants

Collaboration with Happy Agua for a sustainable alternative for water consumption.

Sustainable water

Opt for sustainable, healthy, efficient and + fun water management!

HappyAgua and BWW collaborate to eliminate single-use packaging from the event and offer an alternative water service, healthy and respectful with the planet. We provide exhibitors and visitors with water dispensers suitable for drinking at different points in the hall.

HappyAgua; think blue!

HappyAgua is a sustainable alternative for water consumption and management that mitigates CO2 emissions and water footprint, eliminates single-use plastics, is local and of proximity.

Freshly microfiltered water of excellent quality, healthy and that optimizes resources and processes to achieve better performance and savings.

Look for water bottles at the accreditation desk, in BWW Gastronomy and CIS and get your own!

Recycling of glass containers

During the fair, ECOVIDRIO will collect empty bottles to ensure their recycling. A team of ECOVIDRIO professionals will regularly pass by the stands to collect glass bottles that are empty of liquid.

Recycling glass is a key element in the fight against climate change, giving a new life to these containers and minimizing the emission of CO2 in the manufacturing process, saving energy and avoiding the growth of landfills.

ECOVIDRIO, the non-profit organization responsible for managing the recycling of glass packaging waste in Spain, collected more than 12 tons of glass packaging waste during the last edition of the Barcelona Wine Week, the equivalent of more than 27,000 bottles of wine.

Recycling of corks

Recycling containers for the collection of corks will be located all over the venue.

Our objective is to give a second life to the used corks by collecting them, crushing them and mixing them with glue to use them in tree surrounds and playground pavements.

This circular economy project, called ALCORKE, is promoted by the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation and the Catalan Waste Agency.

Zero Plastic

Zero Plastic is an initiative that focuses on the reduction and elimination of all types of single-use plastics throughout the venue:

Cardboard pass holder

Disposal of single-use plastics in restaurants (bottles, cutlery, plates)

CO2 compensation and reduction

We travel in a greener way

Whenever possible, our speakers and hosted buyers will travel by train rather than by plane in order to reduce the environmental impact and greenhouse gas emissions of their journeys.

Public transport discount

To reduce the emission of greenhouse gases and encourage the use of public transport to move around the city, we offer a 10% discount on the purchase of the Hola Barcelona Travel Card.

2022 Results

8.740 kg

glass packaging waste


recycled bottles

+ 1.500

app downloads


reused stands

2023 Results

2022 Results

Sustainability Partners