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On Aug 07, 2012 09:46AM ET in Green 101
Nowadays the issue regarding the care for the environment has never been more popular. That being said, each industry, the activities associated with them, and the persons in charge are duty bound to do their best in helping out. The same goes for the dazzling trade show events. Being environmentally conscientious extends to these venues as well. This is why we need to take a look at how to cut down on waste by re-using trade show materials.
Ah, those fun and entertaining trade shows, hundreds or even thousands of people wandering about, shaking hands and chatting with one another. There are all sorts of materials that help to promote companies and their services and wasting them does put a bit of a negative footprint on the environment. Often trade show gifts are tossed around and discarded thus adding to the problem. The event manager might want to keep an eye out for this action to help prevent waste. When the show is over the participants might want to gather up the remaining materials and reuse them for the next one.
This avoids excess materials being wasted and tossed about. Not only would the conservation of these trade show materials be smart but also equitable. These trade show gifts can be had in large numbers as they are great fun to have as well as give out. Some become collector's items and some presenters are hounded for them. Bright bags, hats, key chains, flashlights, and more are all part of the party like atmosphere of these events and not to have them in abundance can be the difference between success and failure with clients, customers, and the press.
Before you set up your trade show display keep as tight a lid on your inventory as you can, decorations especially. If decorations like banners are properly displayed they'll last a long time especially if they're made from good material. Don't just staple or push pin things with abandon. That will tear or rip the displays and you would have to start at square one thus spending more money and tossing the old materials away which is wasteful and inequitable. Also, be sure that the trade show gifts are made of eco friendly materials. Go that extra mile to find them and if not, it wouldn't hurt to ask the manufacturers to produce some. One might find oneself on the leading edge of a new way of doing things that helps the environment.
Reuse those materials and enjoy the trade show that is our environment.