On one of the last MeetingsPodcast.com we discussed Green Meetings and how companies are just starting to get Green. It is amazing the energy that you need to put on a meeting and then what is left behind. Have you done anything lately to help minimize your programs waste?
Imagine a stack of a hundred plastic name badges, resting on top of 600 disposable water bottles, 1,200 Styrofoam cups and plastic utensils, thousands of pages of printed brochures and handouts, and an untold number of promotional stuff such as plastic pens, mouse pads and magnets.
Then multiply that by a million.
And drive it all to landfills throughout the country.
That illustrates just part of the environmental impact of America’s convention and meeting industry – a $107 billion industry that serves 136.5 million people attending 1.2 million business events each year.