450 years. 164,250 days, 3,942,000 hours. This is the time it takes for just one foam core sign to decompose in a landfill. That is an average of 6 human lifetimes per sign, which was most likely only used once, to biodegrade. It is time to make a change. More and more green options are becoming available to meeting planners in all different aspects. Sometimes when we think “green” our minds automatically land on “big picture” efforts, but every green change being made helps. While, yes, foam core signs are a quick and easy solution, we have found that Madison Avenue, Inc. has created a green AND cost effective option for eco-friendly event signs.
EcoSMARTsigns have one major pro for a step in the green direction, they are recyclable! EcoSMARTsigns are manufactured from 100% recovered fibers as well as an average of 35% post consumer waste. When the meeting is over, you can just place them out with all of your other paper recycling, unlike foam core signs. And if there are no recycling services available at your venue Madison Avenue, Inc will recycle them for you!
Looking for other small(but BIG!) changes to make around your meeting? There are a lot of “green meeting” resources you can check out to get other helpful tips and ideas.
Here are a few:
Reducing Paper Waste: http://www.conservatree.org/paper/Choose/SRpurchasing.shtml
Tips for Planners: http://www.bluegreenmeetings.org/HostsAndPlanners/10EasyTips.htm
Green Meeting Trends: http://meetingsnet.com/green_meetings/