My guess is that trade shows aren’t the greenest thing in the world. Tons of fliers, little trinkets made of plastic that most people will never use, excessive food that must lead to a good deal of food waste, countless flights, etc.
But trade shows are an important part of most industries, and they aren’t going away any time soon. Of course, cutting back on the useless fliers or toy giveaways is one way to green up a trade show display, as is taking the train instead of the plane. But one more piece of the pie is trade show displays.
Trade show displays come in all different shapes and sizes. I can’t imagine how many of them are out there. Often made of plastic and other synthetic materials, I imagine these have a sizable impact of their own.
Well, a friend of ours recently passed along info about some green trade show displays that seemed worth featuring, “Eco Systems” displays.
From the page linked above: “Eco Systems are the greenest trade show displays on the market, while still having an innovative design that will make you stand out!”
That sounds nice, but what are the details? How are these greener than most?
Here are some facts from the following page:
- “All of the aluminum used in the extrusions is made from 77% recycled aluminum.”
- “All the graphics are printed on paradise fabric which is produced from post-consumer soda bottles.”
- “Incorporated in many of the designs are bamboo and laminate infill’s which are made from renewable and recycled materials; even the shipping cases are made from recycled and renewable materials!”
If you’re in the market for a new trade show display, these Eco Systems displays may well be your best option.
Know of some other super-green trade show displays, or other trade show products? Drop us a note in the comments below!
Image via Smash Hit Displays
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