What does sustainability look like?

Sustainability means a lot of different things to different people. It might be that you’re consuming less meat, using less plastic. Swapping normal shampoo to a shampoo bar or just being more eco-conscious.

Now, as we’re aware, the exhibition industry isn’t great for it’s sustainability but there are some fantastic companies looking to change that. Organisers are taking more notice and for us at Be Exhibitions we’re doing a few things that we hope are contributing to our planet’s overall health.

We’re working to get to a paperless office, which is currently down to only 10% of our work requires paper copies of designs and that’s generally when we’re on site. We only use LED lights on our exhibition stands to lower the power consumed by our clients. We encourage clients to consider going a modular stand route with custom elements if they so wish to reduce the waste of MDF.

However, our biggest achievement has been our partnership with Mossy Earth which you can read more in our about page of the website (www.beexhibitions.co.uk/about). But what does that look like for our clients. Well, after our clients’ display or stand has been delivered, we work out how much carbon was produced in the production of the graphics, framework, delivery/install and breakdown and plant the amount of trees accordingly to offset that carbon in Ireland.

Our clients then receive an email like the picture from this blog, with coordinates of where their trees are and can then use this in their own marketing. It may just be a small way at the moment that we’re doing to contribute to the reversal of our current planet’s course but we love this little bit of what we’re doing.

If you’d like to know more about how you can have a sustainable exhibition stand, get in touch with one of the team today on 01425 837005.

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