“Did you know that the meetings and conventions industry is one of the largest producers of waste in the world?” asks Julie Larson. “The first time I heard that, I found it to be really staggering.” Larson, project manager of meetings and events at McDonald's Corp. in Oak Brook, Ill., knew that her company was a big contributor, with 100 events a year and one of the largest conventions in North America. The 2008 Worldwide Convention, held in April at the Orange County Convention Center in ...

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