By Nancy Clark
Denver, CO— Trade Show Emporium Inc. in Denver, CO is making waves as far west as Las Vegas. According to Trade Show Emporium’s founder Willis Wood Jr., TSE’s green policies are helping to spare used up trade show booths from landfills.
"The number of trade show booths that historically landed in U.S. landfills is astounding when you consider the number of conventions held in Las Vegas alone,” said Willis.
VISITORS TO LAS VEGAS in 2014 = 41,126,512
CONVENTION DELEGATES VISITING LAS VEGAS IN 2014 = 5,169,054
CONVENTIONS HELD IN 2014 = 22,103.
As a member of the Environmental Protection Agency's WasteWise Program with a primary objective of diverting recyclable materials away from landfills, the Las Vegas Convention Center averages a 65 percent recycling rate for trade shows. The Convention center recovers 431 tons of cardboard, 302 tons of plastic, 132 tons of carpet padding, 173 tons of mixed paper, 130 tons of various metals and 205 tons of wood annually.
Trade Show Emporium is proud to be a distributor for Eco Systems Sustainable Exhibits. Eco-Systems is the first green-built portable-modular exhibit system in the nation, developed with environmentally and socially responsible materials bench marked to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System of the U.S. Green Building Council.