“Eco-friendly,” “Sustainable,” “Green” – buzzwords like these are increasingly popular. This growing interest in eco-friendly living has spawned a plethora of conventions and trade shows aimed at filling the niche of the environmentally conscious consumer.
The fact is that the trade show industry as a whole is one of the most wasteful on the planet. Approximately 60 million people attend trade shows every year. Each one of those people produce, on average, 20 pounds of trash, for a whopping total of 1 billion pounds of waste annually. Of course, most trade shows have nothing to do with our granola-crunching brethren seeking eco-enlightenment or make no effort to suggest they are “green.” But given that the trade shows are second only to the construction industry in the amount of aggregate waste produced, they probably should. Read More→