It's very rare that we simply come across a "feel good" story in the tech space. Somebody's always up to something mischievous or a company is under scrutiny for unethical practices. Seldom do we have an organization that is doing something good for the environment. This week, I am proud to say that we have some good news.
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) annually produces the International Consumer Electronics Show, which is the largest show in its space by a lot. As you would imagine, a lot goes into producing the show, especially a lot of materials. Tons of paper, loads of vinyl for the badges, light fixtures and other material are all used to make the show the best it can be. Every year the CEA works on trying to neutralize its carbon footprint and recycle as much of the material as possible.
This year we were told all of our badge material was recycled from last year's banners and we knew that there were more materials that were recycled but we didn't expect it to be on this sort of scale.
How far did the CEA go this year? We'll tell you after the break, complete with the press release.
The International CES has been named North America's Greenest Show by Trade Show Executive Magazine for their efforts this year. They were able to successfully recycle 75 percent of show materials, including 50,000 pounds of show publications.
We have the complete press release below.
It feels good knowing that we were a part of it all and they are striving each year to get better and better. My hat is off to the people at the CEA and everyone who goes into producing the International CES each and every year. For more information, check the source link below for the eCycling Leadership Initiative.
Do you know of any other conventions that try to maintain a more environmentally sustainable production? Tell us in the comments section below.