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For a trade show with 65,000 attendees, recycling is a big commitment. But Expo West is one show where sustainability is very much a part of the fabric of what goes on here. So, it's no surprise to see such a large-scale effort, not only to recycling, but to green operations as well. Last year, the show did away with printed programs, and just this year introduced an app (see my colleague Michael Garry's post for more on that).

Exhibitors themselves are contributing to the cause. Last year, Nature's Path, the Canada-based make of cereals and snacks, unveiled a booth that included recycled wood display shelving, recycled carpeting and other green elements. Other booths have made similar decisions to incorporate sustainable or recycled materials into all aspects of their operations, including trade shows.

Hey, if you sell in this space, being committed to sustainable manufacturing practices is part of the pitch.

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David Orgel

David Orgel is executive director, content & user engagement, of Supermarket News (SN) and its website, SupermarketNews.com. Orgel delivers his opinions on industry trends through a bi-weekly...

Jon Springer

Jon Springer has been writing about food, food retailers and food retailing for more than 10 years, and is in his second tour of duty with Supermarket News. His prior experience includes covering the...
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