No one likes to lug pounds of paper around the show, and we all know it’s not good for the environment. This year, Engredea exhibitors are reducing waste by distributing their product information electronically.
The average exhibitor brings 40 pounds of printed materials to a trade show, which for a show of this size takes 17 tons of wood to produce with a process that generates over 112,000 gallons of wastewater and 42,000 pounds of CO2. The Innovadex iPad electronic exchange system eliminates the need for these printed collateral materials, thus reducing cost and directly impacting the environment. Look for exhibitors with iPads and let them know you prefer “paperless” this year.
In addition to the Innovadex iPad App, Engredea—in the respected New Hope tradition of greening the trade show experience—has eliminated the use of plastic badge holders, printed Buyers Guides, as well as adopted an electronic directory and onsite map.
This is what we saved by eliminating the plastic badge holders and printed Buyers Guide and adopting an Online Directory, App and Onsite Map:
- 458,372,651 BTUs of energy—enough to power 3.7 households for a year
- 394,562 gallons of water, or 3,946 bathtubs full
- 5 miles of plastic holders laid end to end
- 487 full-grown trees
*Calculations are taken from the Environmental Defense Fund paper calculator. These are based on National averages for making paper and are specific to the paper make or mill.