Trade shows have gotten a bad rep for being wasteful. In fact, the trade show industry is the second most wasteful industry, next to construction. With the hundreds of brochures and promotional materials that end up getting thrown away and the discarded package materials, it is easy to see why so many environmentalists are against the current trade shows processes. However, things have begun to change.
Trade show exhibitors are much more cautious of the amount of waste they were producing. Less and less brochures are being printed; instead, many companies are referring the interested visitors to their web site where they can find the exact same information as they would have found in the brochures. To make it more convenient for these attendees, you should consider bringing a laptop with internet access so that you can show these potential customers your products and services. If you do have to print, make sure and use both sides of the page. Your customers will appreciate the extra effort that you took.
Not only are less printed materials being used, but many trade show booths have now become green . Green trade show booths like the Eco System Displays are eco-friendly trade show booths, which we are proud to have added to our display lines. Every product is made using environmentally-friendly materials, while still being of the highest-quality. The hardware is made from recycled materials and the graphics are made on a vinyl that is created out of soda bottles. Not only are these display booths much safer for the environment, but every size you may need is still available.
Eco-friendly trade show materials are not just limited to the trade show displays, but also include trade show flooring. We also offer Bio Carpet Floor Tiles, which are made of PLA fibers that are 100% compostable and will break in land fills.
Trade shows do not have to be wasteful, that is just the way they have been portrayed. But now that there are more environmentally friendly trade show product options and processes, we no longer have an excuse for hurting the environment.